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 pasture.
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'.

Plants are 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).

Sticky Wicket Garden
General Information

Sticky Wicket Sabbatical

The garden will be closed during 2009 and 2010.

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Sticky Wicket Garden is currently closed and will remain so throughout 2009 and 2010.
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