Wilderness, order, woodland, secret pathways, classical follies and water all combine to create a garden of surprises at Southside House. Visitors taking the house tours are welcome to wander and explore. Arts and performance events are staged here, and a programme of visual installations and activities is being planned for later this year.
We try to garden in an organic and environmentally responsible way, and have abolished the use of all chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides. Wild life is encouraged at Southside. and Great, Willow, Blue and Long-tailed tits, dunnocks, robins, fieldfares, green and bull finches, blackbirds, thrushes (occasionally), greater spotted woodpeckers, tawny owls and jays are regular visitors/residents.