Thank you for visiting Chilstone

 

picture by Duncan Smith

 

Every year we play host to a wide variety of wildlife. Our  acres of woodland are home to many animals including deer, fox, a troup of rabbits, Poppy the Chilstone spaniel and our own geese. This brace of Canada Geese have raised six goslings in our larger lake and are now walking through our workshops enroute to our smaller pond outside our inner gates. They will play in the pond for several hours and then return to their nest in the lake.

The goslings face a struggle to survive but many succeed  and return to Chilstone year after year to raise families of their own.

If you want to see our goslings, who sometimes like to bathe in our fountains, you have to be quick. The gardens are free and open during office hours seven days a week (and all bank holidays).

 

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