During the afternoon of Monday 8th August, we welcomed 15 visitors to the Walled Gardens, and Emma and Ann took the group on a brief tour around the gardens, discussing gardening, weeds and wild-life. The tour ended with a rest in our ’round-house’ in the West Garden, with home-made shortbread and teas and coffees on offer. The ladies (plus one ‘driver’, Malcolm), were all surprised about the extent of the gardens and land we work on, and confessed that they didn’t even know we were here, even though they live locally. They promised to let their friends know about us, and to return when our plum trees have fruited. The group bought courgettes, potatoes, mulberries, apples, runner beans and sweat pea flowers, and Emma was especially delighted to sell one of her home knitted cushions too.
Just to remind everyone, that we are cropping fresh fruit and vegetables every day, and they can be bought by calling by in the afternoons, before 3.30pm – Mondays through to Fridays. People are also welcome to walk around the gardens, and enjoy the surroundings too.
The picture shows the visitors having a rest on the croquet lawn, and debating whether to walk into the woodland area. (The offer of Maypole Dancing was declined on this occasion..!)