You may have seen the stone grotto we have uncovered near Culver house. This is a Victorian garden feature often planted with ferns, but quite uncommon in Devon. It was part of the very extensive garden of Culver House; we hope to improve this area over the years.
The old Boules piste near the wall to the south is being planted with insect friendly plants that like dry stony ground, this is all being done by volunteer labour.
However, on the east edge of the green is a single oak, almost completely enclosed and surrounded by grass. This could be a valuable habitat for insects, birds and hedgehogs. In the first instance we intend to let the grass grow through the season and be cut in September or October, then we can see what comes up, and plant more wildflowers, and possibly make a hibernation shelter.
This is part of Chudleigh Town Council co-operation with Chudleigh WILD to improve the natural habitats through the town. I f you wish to make any comments or take part, please get in touch with me or John Carlton, the town clerk.
Chairman of CTC Environment committee