Conservation and biodiversity are key factors in the maintenance of the Botanic Garden. Pesticides are not used in the garden, and a small of flock rare breed sheep are used to graze our arboretum and wildflower meadows. There are also displays of native plants such as cornfield annuals and a magnesian limestone outcrop. There is a bird hide and feeding station in the garden, and bird and bat boxes are maintained in our local woodland. During the summer months it is possible to visit our apiary and see the bees at work from a glass observation hive.