OpenFoodGardens Summer Programme Sat 5th July 3-5pm
Explore sustainable food growing: fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Come along for half an hour and have a look around as part of Transition St Albans’ OpenFoodGardens summer programme. We aim to inspire and motivate people to think about new ways of growing their own food by seeing how other gardeners are doing it!
2 The Almonds, off The Poplars, St Albans, AL1 1UZ –
In this informal garden the owners decided that they did not need a lawn and instead built a curved raised bed in the centre of the garden where they grow a variety of vegetables, fruit (strawberries and blueberries), a selection of herbs, salad leaves and tomatoes. These can all be picked as needed from just outside the back door.
The garden also has flowers to attract insects, a pond and a bog garden.
Extensive use is made of recycled materials (wood chippings to form paths; compost bin made from recycled pallet wood); there are several water butts, compost bins and reclaimed containers used for food growing.
Please note when visiting: Parking near the house is limited; bikes can be parked on the drive. Several buses run along London Road (5 minutes’ walk away). Wheelchair access to the garden is restricted. No dogs please except guide dogs.
We look forward to seeing you! Free, with suggested donation of £2. See more by clicking on the image and go to our website.