Winllan Wildlife Garden
The formal garden area at Winllan
A garden geared to wildlife, set in the lovely Aeron valley. A nature trail passes through hay meadows, through a small area of woodland, past ponds, and along a river bank, where birds, butterflies, and dragonflies abound. The abundant wildflowers create a lovely display in Spring and early Summer.
There are 2 main sections to the gardens at Winllan; a 4-acre hay meadow contained within a larger 6 acre wildlife garden. The gardens are worth seeing for their lush display of over 10,000 wild orchids. Among the orchids are the unusual Greater Butterfly species. Other wildflowers to see include the corncockle, eye-bright, and ragged robin, and the flowers are mixed with 15 species of grasses. The meadows have been named a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and were designated a Coronation Meadow in honour of Elizabeth II's Jubilee.

There is a small wooded area planted with mostly native trees, and a pond with iris and marsh marigold in season. The pond is a haven for dragonflies and damselflies. More than 50 varieties of birds are regular visitors, including red kites, woodpeckers, and barn owls, as well as elusive kingfishers along the nearby River Aeron.


Though private, the gardens at Winllan are open on special days.