The senses of Coronation Gardens

THE BUG HUT

 

Bug hotels benefit lots of different types of minibeast and insects such as ladybirds, bees, spiders and woodlice. Minibeasts can then use your bug hotel as a safe space to shelter, lay their eggs, raise their young, and seek refuge from predators.

Can you see?

Solitary Bees

Bamboo Tubes

Spring / Summer

Laying eggs

Pollinating flowers

 

Ladybirds

Wood shavings

Winter

Hibernate

Eat aphids (garden pests)

Lacewings

Columns and tubes

WinterHide & Hibernate

Eat aphids & greenflies (garden pests)

 

Other Invertebrates

Acorns and other crevices

All year round

Shelter and Hibernate

Wildlife conservation

HERB & FRUIT GARDEN

 

Espalier Cox's Orange Pippen

Edible or Non edible: Edible

Uses: Cooking/eating raw

 

Viburnum Tinus ‘Eve Price’

Stunning winter flowering shrub. It offers masses of beautiful white flowers that emerge from pink

buds during December, lasting through to spring against dark-green foliage.

Edible or Non edible: Non Edible

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Abelia x grandiflora

Deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with paired or whorled leaves

Common name for plaque: Glossy Abelia

Edible or Non edible: Non Edible

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

Pittosporum tenuifolium

Evergreen shrubs or trees with simple, leathery leaves and small, often fragrant, 5-petalled flowers

Common name for plaque: New Zealand pittosporum

Edible or Non edible: Non Edible

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Hydrangea Paniculate

Can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with large white flowers in clusters.

Common name for plaque: Paniculate hydrangea

Edible or Non edible: Non Edible

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’

Philadelphus are deciduous shrubs with simple, opposite leaves and bowl-shaped, usually fragrant

flowers

Common name for plaque: 'Belle Etoile'

Edible or Non edible: Non Edible

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Escallonia Laevis ‘Gold Brian’

Escallonia are evergreen shrubs with glossy, leathery, toothed leaves, sometimes sticky, and 5-

petalled white, pink or red flowers

Common name for plaque: Gold Brian

Edible or Non edible: Non Edible

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Lavandula ‘Ballerina’

Lavandula are small aromatic evergreen shrubs

Common name for plaque: lavender 'Ballerina'

Edible or Non edible: Edible

Promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia,

eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps

This versatile plant has a range of surprising culinary uses that can be implemented in both sweet

and savory dishes.

Toss fresh lavender leaves into a salad add to infuse meats, lemonade, baking, and deserts.

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Teucrium x lucidrys

Herbaceous perennials, deciduous or evergreen shrubs or sub-shrubs, with paired, aromatic leaves

and flowers

Common name for plaque: hybrid germander

Edible or Non edible: Non edible

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Rosmarinus officinalis

A woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or

blue flowers

Common name for plaque: Rosemary

Edible or Non edible: Edible

The herb contains substances that are useful for improving digestion and increasing circulation.

In cooking, rosemary is used as a seasoning in a variety of dishes, such as soups,

casseroles, salads, and stews.

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Magnolia Multi Stern

Magnolias are trees or shrubs with astonishing goblet- or star-shaped flowers

Common name for plaque: Magnolia

Edible or Non edible: Non Edible

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Salvia officinalis

Aromatic leaves and flowers

Common name for plaque: Common Sage

Edible or Non edible: Edible

Benefits means it can assist in digestion and was also used to treat ulcers, wounds, and sore throats

and is an antioxidant.

Combined with other herbs and complements a variety of foods, from meat and seafood to lemon and

butter.

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

 

Thymus Coccineus Group

Evergreen woody-based perennials, shrub or sub-shrubs with small aromatic leaves and flowers

Common name for plaque: Thyme

Edible or Non edible: Edible

The herb contains substances that are useful for improving digestion,increasing circulation.

Antibacterial, improves skin health and antioxidant.

In cooking, thyme is used as a seasoning in a variety of dishes, such as soups, casseroles, salads, and stews.

Uses: wildlife friendly offer colour, flowers and most importantly pollen and nectar for bees and

butterflies

Wildlife conservation