The Hermitage Wildlife Garden is a wonderful place to observe the seasons, play hide and seek and enjoy being outside.
Sprout loves it when we get close and wants to run all the way to the gates, which are handmade and awesome. Once inside, she loves to stop at the pond, which is about halfway around the garden, to peek over the little fence and see if she can see anything moving in the water.
We have been here in all seasons and weathers, with shorts and suncream or wearing woolly hats and wellies. Today we saw the apple blossom on the trees and chatted about how we saw the fallen apples covering the grass last year.
It can be a tad tricky to find the garden the first time you visit. If you want to stick to main roads and pavements then simply follow Southcroft Road (off Anns Hill Road) until you reach Kingston Road on your right. Cross over Kingston Road and take the next turning on the right, which is an alley. The gates to the garden are a little way down on the left hand side.