Frog and toad shelters give a sparkle of spring to Littleport community garden project

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have cr

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have created and installed some wonderful frog and toad shelters to give our froggy friends a helping hand. - Credit: Archant

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ young and old have created and installed some wonderful frog and toad shelters to give our froggy friends a helping hand this spring.

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have cr

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have created and installed some wonderful frog and toad shelters to give our froggy friends a helping hand. - Credit: Archant

The Main Street Co-op has donated also funds to the garden. With funding from Sanctuary Housing and East Cambs District Council, volunteers have laid paths for wheelchair users.

More trees planting are planned this year, together with benches and planters for a community herb garden. The Friends of the Woodland Garden committee are busily seeking funding for the creation of a wildlife pond.

And the talented folks of Littleport and Ely Time Bank are planning a beautiful mosaic art work depicting the plants and animals that can be seen in the garden.

A ‘Friends’ spokeswoman said. ‘We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees ... but it does help trees to grow! We are extremely grateful to our funders for their support of the garden.

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have cr

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have created and installed some wonderful frog and toad shelters to give our froggy friends a helping hand. - Credit: Archant


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“But we also have to thank the many volunteers who have carried out the enormous labour needed to bring this lovely space to life’.

To find out more, please visit the Peacocks Meadow Face Book page.

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The gardens have been brought back to life following a campaign to kick start the plans for a community asset there after an earlier effort failed.

The former allotments had become overgrown and an access strip through to Parsons Lane was leased by Sanctuary Housing.

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have cr

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have created and installed some wonderful frog and toad shelters to give our froggy friends a helping hand. - Credit: Archant

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have cr

Spring has come early to the Peacocks Meadow Woodland Garden in Littleport. Wildlife lovers’ have created and installed some wonderful frog and toad shelters to give our froggy friends a helping hand. - Credit: Archant

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