How to support threatened British species from your home
Learn how we can do better by nature in time for spring.
Since lockdown last year, with whole families having more time together at home, many turned to growing their own produce. Those lucky enough to have a veg patch, or kitchen garden, brought neglected raised beds back to life, and re-utilised the greenhouse and potting sheds; those in towns and cities became creative with pots and containers to grow their own fruit and vegetables to harvest on balconies and patios.
With the increasing enthusiasm for a more sustainable lifestyle, producing your own food for the table also looks after the health – mental and physical - and wellbeing of the family, as well as nature and the immediate environment. As famous writer, Alice Toklas said, “There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.”
Take a look at our chosen properties, both old and new, that have a veg patch ready and waiting to give you the feel of “The Good Life”.
A stunning high specification property with pool, leisure suite and incredible views. There is a useful potting shed with gardeners’ store and a vegetable garden with raised beds, as well as a productive orchard with quince, apple and medlar trees, provide an abundance of fresh seasonal produce.
An historic six-bedroom detached Grade II Listed property, with stabling and 1.33 acres, in a sought-after Cheshire location. The garden features a vegetable garden with raised beds, a private block-paved walled garden accessible from both the study and dining room.
An attractive 4 bed house with off-street parking in the Golden Triangle of Norwich, with a rear garden that is 200 feet long and enjoys a terrace, central lawn, a vegetable plot and greenhouse.
A five bedroom “Arts and Crafts” house in an unparalleled waterside location, enjoying arguably one of the best views over Torbay from several vantage points in its extensive grounds. A patio area provides magnificent views towards Torquay Harbour and adjacent to the patio is a large greenhouse and the gardens house a productive vegetable garden and fruit cage.
The Old Vicarage is a handsome 4-bedroom detached family home located on the fringes of a sought-after village. The well-maintained garden has a vegetable garden with greenhouses, and a garden pond.