Presentation on the restoration of the walled garden at Attingham Park – Tuesday 24 February 2015

Kate Nicoll, the Senior Walled Gardener, at Attingham Park , will give a presentation on the history of the gardens at Attingham Park and about the redevelopment of the Walled Kitchen Garden. The presentation will include photographs of the walled garden both before, during and after the restoration.

The two acre Walled Garden was built in the 1780s but fell into disrepair in the 1960s, becoming a football field and, later, a Christmas tree plantation. In 2008 a vintage tractor went into the garden and ploughed up the first quarter. This began the process of turning it back into a productive kitchen garden. Six years on, three quarters of the land is cultivated, fifty fruit trees back on the walls, a new cut flower garden and three glasshouses in full production, not to mention a three acre apple orchard outside the walls. Next year should bring action tackling the fourth quarter, and the restoration project should be complete.

The presentation is being hosted by Newport and District Civic Society on Tuesday 24th February 2015, commencing at 7.30 pm at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG. Non-members are very welcome to attend at a small charge of £2 which includes for refreshments after the presentation.

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