THE PARK AND GARDEN
Set in just over three acres, 13 Bees enjoys an enticing mix of arboretum, meadow, orchards, potager and garden, and we invite you to explore the wealth of nature on offer. There are over 130 different trees here, from oaks to an Indian Bean tree, all specifically planted in the early 20th century to offer a varied habitat for wildlife. Bats, hoopoes, three kinds of owl, buzzards, finches, robins and wrens all make their homes here.
The wildflower meadow, home to several kinds of butterfly, dragonflies and crickets, stretches up the hill and encompasses a bamboo plantation, as well as our two apiaries. Our bees will be busy collecting nectar and pollen from the buttercups, daisies, borage flowers and cowslips.
There are strategically placed seats dotted around for you to catch your breath and take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The shaded walnut orchard is a quiet place for a leisurely picnic, but if you fancy something a bit more energetic then help in the garden and potager is always welcomed!