STONE NESS WALLED GARDEN
We have an active social calendar , with an annual Open Day with visitors coming to the garden to meet our gardeners, see the on-going projects and enjoy fun , games and Phil's famous BBQ. There is the end of season 'Get-Together' held in the Potting Shed for members , their families and friends , Jean Burgess our Project Manager thinks up lots of competitions and fun activities during the sessions, and always surprises us with a new song
NEW SEASON DATE
The new season for the Walled Gardeners starts the week beginning 4th March 2019 - if you or anyone you know would like to join one of our groups or perhaps visit first, please let our Project Manager Jean Burgess know.
We still have spaces as three of our gardeners have moved to other parts of the South of England.
Telephone: 01892 740305
Mob: 07889731949 (before 8.00 pm please)
IMPORTANT DIARY DATE
OPEN DAY SATURDAY 20th JULY
~11.00 to 3.30 pm ~
We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary Year
with a fun packed Open Day!
Competitions~Tombola~Sale of Produce~Complimentary BBQ
11.30 am ~ The 10th Anniversary Sporting Challenge
1.00 pm The 10th Anniversary Awards Ceremony
Time to wander in the beautiful Walled Garden, meet our gardeners and then just sit and enjoy a cup of tea and a selection from Phil's legendary BBQ
The original landscaping and terracing with about 190 sleepers was built 10 years ago, so all the timbers are becoming rotten now, especially those in contact with the soil. Since 2017, we have been replacing sections before they become dangerous – we have been buying about 30 oak sleepers at a time, staining them, and Phil is doing the work. Let's have a round of applause for Phil, please, and his tea-making assistant and general laborer, Jean! Phil was awarded the ‘Golden Sleeper’ trophy at the A.G.M. for his sterling work.
Jean Burgess's delightful book about the fictional characters and 'happenings' in the Walled Garden is an easy read, giving an insight to the working life of this beautiful garden. She is planning a sequel that we are all looking forward to.
Copies are available from Amazon or from Jean direct, there will also be copies on sale at our various events
We are entering the Kent Wildlife Project again this year and work has begun on improving the wildlife habitats around the garden and grounds that have suffered during the winter gales.
Phil with his 'Golden Sleeper' Award