||Set in Dorset in the heart
of Thomas Hardy's Wessex, Sticky Wicket
is a personal paradise for the owners and a safe haven for wildlife.
Beginning in 1987, Peter and Pam Lewis designed and created
their three acre gardens and meadows from four acres of rough
There are several different garden areas, each planted in gentle
colour harmonies, and with a particular focus on both seasonal
and wildlife interest. Although primarily a wildlife garden,
high priority is set on aesthetic values as we strive to imbue
our project with a beautiful, harmonious and peaceful atmosphere.
The wildflower meadows most romantically exemplify the importance
of wildlife habitat creation. All the land is sympathetically
and organically managed to be 'in tune with nature'.
selected to encompass our combined aspirations and some are
available for sale. Several discreet information boards guide
the visitor through the special wildlife initiatives and features.
Day courses and lectures are run to cover our special subjects
in more detail.
Our NGS open days in addition to the
regular weekly opening, are timed to coincide with when the
meadows are in full glory (June), and when the garden nectar
flowers attract the most butterflies (August).