Local Wildlife & Gardens
Elm Grove is located in 20 acres of gardens, lawns and fields - with a large number of trees and shrubs, all excellent habitat for birds and wildlife of all types.
Last year a group of keen bird watchers spotted 22 species of birds in our grounds, including a great spotted woodpecker family who live in our old sweet chestnut tree. Many of our rooms look out directly onto the lawn and guests can see the birds from the comfort of their bedrooms or sit in one of the many areas around the grounds to view the comings and goings of our resident birds. There are also excellent opportunities to see sea birds on the islands around the coast including Skomer, Skokholm & Ramsey -with their large number of Puffins, Manx Shearwaters, Razorbills, Gannets and Fulmars. http://www.welshwildlife.org/skomer-skokholm/skomer/
We have previously welcomed bird watching groups who love the variety of birds in Pembrokeshire.
As well as wonderful varieties of birds, Pembrokeshire is also home to a huge range of wildlife, from otters at Bosheston/Stackpole to Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises & Atlantic Grey Seals around Dale, Marloes & Skomer. Click here to find out more
Guests may also catch sight of a badger family and a pair of foxes which come out to eat at night and wander through our grounds. There are also rabbits & squirrels in the grounds which can be seen from time to time (unless Marmaduke the cat spots them first).
As well as having our own lovely gardens we are very well placed to visit some of the best gardens in West Wales:
Colby Woodland Gardens, Amroth - National Trust (20 minutes drive)
Picton Castle & Gardens - Guests can get free entry with our season pass - subject to availability. (35 minute drive)
Upton Castle Gardens (15 minutes drive)
Dyffryn Gardens, Fishguard (1 hr drive)
National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthen (40 minute drive) - we have buy one get one free vouchers for guest entry.