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Allesley Park Walled Garden

The Pavilion

The eco-friendly Pavilion was built within just two days!

In case you have not visited us for a while, we have a new facility which was built last year. After countless discussions, meetings, revised drafts, and plan permission finally been granted two years ago, it has finally been installed and is ready to use.

We also installed Solar Panel on the roof by one of our dedicated members who is a qualified engineer

From Day 1 till finished.

The Terrace

Can you imagine how many bags of cement we used?

From preparing the plot, unloading cement, levelling the sand, filling in the concrete and laying slabs that were all done by our dedicated members.

Achievement from our dedicated members

A fully furnished visitor centre

The fully furnished visitor centre has a display board to introduce our history and heritage and the 2nd hand books for sale. It is also a great facility for exhibitions and activities.

With a stunning view of flower beds and medicinal herbs.

In April behind the nut trees, more than 1000 tulips herald the start of spring. Several hundred marigolds occupy the island beds for summer.

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As the winter approaches, we are tidying up the garden and planning our produce for next year. We are still open and hope you keep warm and well this winter. Our next event will be the Wesseling which we will be organising in early January next year. Please keep checking our events menu at top of the page to get the up to date information. Hope to see you soon.

Most of our scarecrows are currently in hibernation during the winter. They will come back in the spring.

The Apple Day Event had a marvellous turnout. Thank you to all the visitors and participants of the event. We all had a lovely time and enjoyed it.

Raffle prizes:

Winning raffle numbers were: 589 – Pumpkin flower arrangement, 576 – exercise mat & bag, 577 – selection of jams in a basket, 585 – alarm clock & children’s activity set. All prizes were claimed and delivered.

Allesley Park Walled Garden Group has a newly elected chairman from Aug. Mrs Nina Kennedy has taken over from our former Chairman Mr Keith Draper. We thank Mr Draper for his 16 years of dedication and professional horticultural knowledge to the Walled Garden Group. We will all miss him. Best wishes to him and his family. Mrs Kennedy who specialises in crafts (most crafts in the Walled Garden came from her excellent skill), and flower arrangements, is an experienced voluntary tour guide and has a successful business background. We expect that the Walled Garden Group will flourish within the community and strengthen horticulture maintenance under her leadership.

The story and picture displays in Pavilion.

Carly Canavan, a young lady photographer, would like to share with you the beautiful poppy field in our Walled Garden.

First art exhibition in our new Pavilion by our Allesley Park resident Wendy.

Sowing season

Our spring sowing

Tree adoption in our orchard

Which tree is your favourite? Can you find where yours is?

Scarecrow Theme

Great crafts from our member’s effort

We have updated some spectacular features in the children play area. Don’t forget to bring your youngsters to visit their favourite spot.

Bug Hotel and Wormery

Greens donated by Allesley Hall Nursing Home.

The wormery providing top quality compost and liquid fertiliser.

Forthcoming market

Visit our monthly market, buying your favourite books, plants, and crafts, join activities with your children, and play games. Don’t forget to taste our freshly cooked hot meals made from our produce including cakes and drinks. They are highly recommended and sell very quickly so don’t miss out. All the markets are currently suspended until further notice, due to Covid-19.

Heritage week

Withdrawal due to Covid-19

Harvest season

Some of our produces have been harvested and been displayed on the shelf by the entrance gate. Welcome to visit the Walled Garden and choose your favourite vegetables and plants. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.