Allesley Park walled Garden
It’s Time For You To Visit Your Heritage Garden
Community Heritage Garden
Allesley Park Walled Garden Group was formed in 1997 to recreate a kitchen garden as it might have looked 235 years ago when John Neale, Lord of the Manor and owner of Allesley Hall started to grow his own vegetables, fruit and flowers,
Currently, half of the one and a half acre site has been replanted with vegetable beds, flower borders, medicinal and culinary herbs along with an orchard of more than thirty fruit trees.
The site is run as a community garden with a strong emphasis on education, heritage and chemical-free vegetable production. Donations and new members allow for other areas of the garden to be developed, including a prairie garden to complement the existing kitchen garden created by the Allesley Park Walled Garden Group.
Other features include a bug hotel, a wigwam for children and a wormery that produces much needed high-quality compost and fertiliser.
Our most recent additions to the garden include a pavilion and terrace that will provide facilities for children’s activities, horticultural training, exhibition space and occasional meetings. It may also serve as a visitor centre when gardeners are working.
Who are the Allesley Park Walled Garden Group?
Allesley Park Walled Garden Group, maintains the heritage garden, is a registered charity organisation, and is in partnership with Coventry City Council, Allesley Park Community Centre and Friends in Allesley Park. The voluntary group nurtures the community garden, runs activities and talks for visitors and acts as an educational resource.
Meet the volunteer team
The garden is maintained by friendly, dedicated members who normally work at the garden on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Our team are all from different backgrounds but share the same ethos for maintaining a horticulture garden as chemical-free and are willing to share our organic experiences and skills with you. All are welcome to visit and chat with us.
We are zero tolerance towards any physical and mental abuse and have a child protection and safeguarding policy with all our events and activities.
Design & Planting
Our core members set draft designs and sow the seeds for the garden at the beginning of each year for the members to maintain weed-free plots, ready to transplant all the seedlings in the spring.
The garden is cared for via an organic, chemical-free approach, avoiding the use of weedkillers in our community garden. In terms of saving water, a 1000 LITRE IBC (INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER)has been installed to collect rainwater for use in our garden along with three compost bins and a wormery, used for mulch.
We welcome all visitors to visit the child-friendly environment and refurbished wheelchair access for you and your family.
Our major funding comes from our membership fees and donations, such as public donations, young plants donations, speech events, monthly markets, tree adoptions and our produce donation during and after harvest season.
In order to keep our heritage garden well organised and maintained, your contribution and donations are much welcome.
Your contribution can make our community walled garden proud
become our member/helper/tree adoptees
We are a registered charity and are in partnership with Coventry City Council. We welcome everyone interested in horticulture, and who are willing to give their spare time to join our group. Your membership, donations, and money from our fundraising events form the core of our garden funds.
Engage with our events/activities
Without your engagement with our group, the events, including our horticulture speech event and activities associated with community service, would not be successful.
Your participation in these events and activities are making our group proud of the achievements made.
bring your meeting/activity to our visiting centre
If you have an idea for a Community Based display or activity and would be interested in using the pavilion, please feel free to contact us.
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Visit us and find out all the features in the heritage garden and participate in our events, markets (current suspended), activities and projects.