Rhodds Farm

Rhodds Farm Woods

The 13 acres of woodland are mainly broadleaf native trees with a few Scots pine. The whole area was completely overgrown with brambles but after a lot of clearing the wood anemones and bluebells are thriving.

© Val Corbett

The edges nearest to the house and along the drive have been planted but it is a huge area to keep weed free so the plants have to battle with the natives and the toughest will survive. At the western end of the woods, at the lowest point, we dug out a duck pond in 2007 and in 2008 we built the boardwalk down one side which leads to a summerhouse.

the pond

Above the pond the large semi-circular picnic seat was made from one of our own fallen trees which we had sawn on site.

Woodland seat