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Allesley Park Walled Garden

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Scythe demonstration

The Walled Garden are glad to introduce the public to how to use a Scythe in your garden from 9 am to 12 pm on Wednesday 27th July.

Our member Mr Tim Claye is glad to demonstrate how to use a scythe properly to cut grass and will be happy to answer all the questions about using the scythe and the aftercare.

Everyone is welcome.

Education project – School Visits

We are glad to be involved with three primary schools as part of their curriculum. The pupils who visited the Walled Garden were enjoying sowing seeds, guided tours in orchards, composting sites, wormery and vegetable patches with our volunteers. They showed enthusiasm about learning all the aspects. One of the schools also paid another visit for the harvest. We were also enjoying the hosting and interaction with them.

Harvest

Most of our seedlings have been planted in the Walled Garden. We are glad to announce that we start harvesting our produce this month. All the produce is displayed on the shelf by the gate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Welcome to visit us and enjoy the historical community garden. Your donation is welcome.

We are delighted to announce that our local artist, Wendy, is going to hold the 2nd watercolours exhibition at the Pavilion in Allesley Park Walled Garden. The exhibition starts from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26th. Free admission and refreshments are provided.

New Marquee at the Terrace

Our marquee tent had been worn out which turned into a problem for us to avoid the rain. A new tent was finally been replaced in April. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped to assemble the tent.

Our annual Wassailing event proved as popular as usual in our community. There was a good turnout at the 1st event this year. Thanks to all the participants who came and celebrated with us.

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.