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New garden for National Trust

Part of the new garden
The garden has been designed using indigenous species

The National Trust is putting the finishing touches to a new garden at its headquarters at Heelis in Swindon.

Work on the project, which uses only sustainable materials such as peat-free soil and timber sourced from Trust woodlands, began in August.

The garden has been designed using some indigenous species, including silver birch, hornbeam and oaks as well as lavender and alliums.

A colony of bees has been introduced to pollinate the plants.



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