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Four spring fed dams are linked by a stream through the valley floor of the amphitheatre property. Over 90 species of native bird and animal life inhabit the natural wetlands. Rambling blackberries have been cleared to allow existing native plants to thrive. A further program of planting is currently underway to improve the ecology of the waterways and encourage more native wildlife. Boardwalks through the wetlands allow the visitor an opportunity to enjoy this peaceful and natural habitat.

The space takes on a different character during the annual sculpture prize as man-made creativity interacts with nature.

The natural environment at Montalto can be enjoyed on the Wetlands Walk, an easy, gentle meander down the slopes that takes in kitchen gardens, vines, olives, wetlands and sculpture. One further way of sharing the beauty and bounty of our land with you.