Attleborough wildlife garden is opened at Peter Beales Roses
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016
It is an open space that will boost all manner of wildlife and provide a scenic acre of land for people to enjoy strolling around.
On Saturday a new wildlife garden was opened at Peter Beales Roses in Attleborough during the company's specialist plant, food and craft fair.
Once plants and wildlife fully set up home at the Peter Beales Wildlife Garden it will be home to bees, frogs, toads, a host of insects and wildflowers.
The garden has bee and dragon fly boxes, a pond and as well as trees and wildflowers, 300 roses have been planted on the land, which had been an unused stretch of grassland before work started in September on creating the garden.
It is hoped that school visits can be arranged so children can get up close to nature and that also people can pick up simple tips on boosting wildlife in their gardens.
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And pollinators such as bees will also help to boost flowers in the surrounding area.
The garden was officially opened by Attleborough mayor Tony Perkins and James Hogg, membership development officer at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, which is supporting the project
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Looking on was head gardener Vaughan Limmer, who has spent months planting and shaping the garden.
He said: 'We had this piece of land that was not being used, all we did was cut the grass two or three times a year.
'So I thought it would be nice to create a wildlife garden.
'There are no such things as weeds in this garden, weeds in this garden are plants.'
Mr Perkins gave his seal of approval to the garden.
He said: 'I am really pleased that a world class firm like Peter Beales Roses is expanding on its site. They are certainly doing the right thing here
'It is important to protect and promote nature, especially with all the developments planned for Attleborough.'
Mr Hogg said the garden fitted in with the trust's County Wildlife Action scheme asking people to record wildlife they have spotted.