Nature Conservation and Arts at the site
Fallen trees transformed by chainsaw artist
Peter Bolton working on a sculpture
A local sculptor has been using a chainsaw to convert fallen trees into art figures in the grounds of the Mendip Hospital Cemetery.
Several trees were blown down during a storm in 2008 and Peter Bolton has transformed some of their remains into sacred figures including a dancer and an angel. During the 85 years the Cemetery was in use, 2,900 burials took place, the last ones being in 1963.
In the summer masses of different coloured valerian and foxgloves make a lovely show.
Marbled White butterfly
Plenty of different grasses and shrubs encourage insects and butterflies which in turn attract the birds.
Reed bed and pond habitat
With an award from Wessex Water a pond has been created and is attracting frogs, newts and an occasional heron.
The water lilies are flowering and there is a seat nearby to sit and enjoy the peace of this green space among the houses.