The gardens contain well over 3,000 shrubs and trees, some of which were planted when the village was first built.
We know this because of the thickness of the trunks . Many of them are of bonsai style, in scale with the models; but aficionados rightly point out that they are not strictly “bonsai”, but skilfully trimmed and gradually reshaped standard garden plants.
Bekonscot is a riot of colour during the spring and summer; our little towns framed by thousands of bedding and herbaceous plants. Of course to a miniature person these would be of vast proportions – but it must be remembered that we are a model village set within a garden and scale is not always required everywhere – it is sometimes rather nice to enjoy a bright mass of colour rather than worry about the scale.