Be Inspired! OpenFood Garden this Tuesday 11 August

Why not come along this Tuesday?

104 Marshalswick Lane, St Albans, AL1 4XE – you are invited to drop in anytime between 3 – 5pm.

Blackberry 'Helen'

Blackberry ‘Helen’

Enjoy this informal afternoon in the company of our Home Grown food gardener – see what fruit, vegetables and herbs can be grown in St Albans gardens… 

Get free advice from the garden owners and other visitors to help you grow your own, save money and reduce your carbon footprint.


This is a large garden with much to interest those wishing to grow food as well as

lawn, established shrubs, plants, trees and a seating area.

Fruit trees are scattered around the garden; there are two well-established large cooking apple trees and more recently planted quince, minarette apples, espalier and minarette pear trees.

Soft fruit includes a jostaberry, raspberries and blackberries. Rhubarb is also grown. Vegetables grown include parsnips, sea kale, purple sprouting broccoli, courgettes and squash. A recently introduced vegetable, oca, is grown in pots. A few potatoes are grown in a potato sack. Lettuce and endives are also grown.

The garden has several composters and water butts and many features to attract birds and other wildlife, including a small pond.

There is free parking in the Quadrant car park opposite the house. Bikes can be left securely in the garden. Buses S8, S9 and 653 run nearby. Wheelchair access to the garden is restricted. No dogs please except guide dogs.

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