Sandy and Len’s Open Food Garden

On Saturday 16 July, any time between 2 and 5 pm, you can visit Sandy and Len’s garden at 23 Tavistock Avenue, AL1 [map]. No need to book, just turn up, have a look round and ask all the questions you want.

The garden is large and very well-established, with lots of mature fruit trees and many different kinds of vegetables and herbs. Although it is north-facing, the long length means that the growing capacity is not affected.

Sandy and Len grow their produce in a mix of borders, raised beds, a greenhouse and containers. The garden incorporates numerous water-saving features and an aerobic compost bin, and the house has solar panels.

The garden is a delight to visit, even for those whose own garden is much smaller. The owners have worked on it for many years and have a wealth of knowledge which they are very willing to share.

Practical information:

  • No need to book, just turn up between 2 and 5 pm at 23 Tavistock Avenue [map].  Tavistock Avenue is in Sopwell, at the south end of the city, and is spacious with no parking restrictions.
  • Bikes can be locked in the garage or outside.
  • Light refreshments will be available.
  • We will be asking for a donation of £2 towards TSA projects for everyone aged over 16 (under 16s free).
  • Please do not bring dogs (except Guide Dogs).
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