Environmental Management

At Sewerby Hall and Gardens we know it's important to take care of our environment, not only for the enjoyment of our visitors now, but for generations to come.

In the Garden

We use woodland branches and stumps for the animal enrichment, using local suppliers where possible, planting of trees, native plants to support local wildlife, provision of various nest boxes, created a bug hotel, the use of electric golf buggies, using fallen trees and turn them into bark mulch for the woodland paths.

In the House and Café

We are reducing the amount of single use plastics, effective building management systems (boilers), estate litter is recycled at the recycling centre, LED light bulbs (internal and external), and light sensors in office area.

In the Zoo

All bedding such as straw and hay, food and animal waste is recycled. Where possible, rain water is collected and used in paddocks and enclosures, and fountains are solar-powered to reduce the use of electricity. Fallen trees and local forestry works are also recycled and reused on site, either as mulch for the garden and pathways, or stumps and logs are added into enclosures for enrichment for the animals.