Homes & Gardens

Wildlife-friendly show garden recognised with RSPB award at popular Tarka Ridge

David Wilson Homes is celebrating a special award for its efforts to embrace wildlife at Tarka Ridge in Yelland.

The five star housebuilder has been busy creating a haven for the natural world in the garden of a show home at the popular development. And now the RSPB has recognised the efforts with a Wildlife Show Garden Bronze award.

"We've worked very hard at Tarka Ridge to ensure those who buy our homes have a wonderful place in which to put down roots - but we also consider the wildlife residing here," said sales director, Nick Reid.




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