New homes week is the talk of the town, or at least it is in our industry, so whilst we’re on the subject, we thought it might be worth mentioning that alongside developing beautiful new homes for our clients, we’re also creating a number of diverse habitats for the neighbouring wildlife.
The garden of our Park View show home was the perfect place for us to showcase little wildlife-friendly touches that not only elevate the look and feel of your garden but also make it inviting to the neighbouring biodiversity.
As part of the design by Phoenix Interiors, the garden features a stunning old-fashioned bird house (a nod to us blending the old with the new), wooden bee posts, a small beehive, as well as wildflower turf alongside the traditional planting of native trees, shrubs, and plants. A welcoming environment for people and wild neighbours alike.
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With the recent discovery of a rare species of bees on our estate, it’s no surprise that we want to do everything in our power to ensure pollinators thrive. That’s why we’ve chosen to incorporate Green and Blue’s bee bricks into the homes across our communities.
These bricks are an ideal and stylish habitat for non-swarming solitary bees such as red mason and leafcutter bees, amongst other cavity-nesting species. Solitary bees are somewhat different to the bees found in our ancient oaks; however they are fascinating to watch and make for friendly neighbours as they’re non-aggressive and won't sting because they’re not defending a queen or honey.
Read more about the wild honeybees found on the Blenheim Estate
Park View has been crafted with a seamless blend of the old and the new, creating a timeless design that harmoniously reflects the existing architecture of the Cotswold town of Woodstock.
The traditional building methods such as the hand-cut stone walls and classic features with modern, more energy efficient interiors mean that these houses will weather and age beautifully, and truly stand the test of time. A selection of the homes are enclosed with traditional dry stone walls, that are not only beautiful, but the gaps between the stones provide an ideal habitat for insects, particularly solitary bees. The walls, paired with the bee bricks built into the homes, mean they are as spoilt for choice as our home buyers!