In 2012 a biodiversity committee was established at Great Dixter consisting of Fergus Garrett (Head Gardener and CEO of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust), Amanda Ferguson (Zoological Society of London), Catherine Haydock and Sarah Seymour. They have developed a Biodiversity Policy for the Trust, and have been working to collate and develop, recording throughout the garden and estate, which is actively managed to encourage biodiversity.
With the help of experts and volunteers, we now have datasets for moths, spiders, bumblebees, have recently begun a butterfly transect and are seeking to widen our surveys to include other orders.
Click the links to the left to find out more about individual species.
We have also set up a biodiversity blog which will be updated with news and events through the season.