Monday, October 10, 2011

The Bohemia Walled Garden

Hidden away amongst the trees in Summerfields Woods is a beautiful walled garden. In the last couple of years it has slowly come to life with the help of a group of amazing, dedicated people. Inside the 100 year old walls was a wild tangle of brambles, nettles and debris. This has been cleared to create plots for local community members and two primary schools. A visit to one of their open days is well worthwhile. There is a heritage border bursting with plants that would have been grown when the garden was owned by Wastel Brisco and his family; a nature border to attract bees and butterflies; a bee hive; a composting area which demonstrates a number of methods to do this and pretty vegetable plots. We sampled courgette cakes and cupcakes from 1066 Baking. I also picked up some handouts about moths and how to identify them. The garden is open 10am - 12 noon on Wednesday and Sunday. Further information and historical photos at The Bohemia Walled Garden Association site.

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