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
Christmas Tree Choosing News
Despite the showery weather we had a very good turn-out for our Christmas Tree Choosing Day on November 23rd. We had a steady flow of people who chose their tree and then enjoyed a cup of hot mulled apple juice (from our own organic apples) and a warm mince pie. We sold 52 trees and these are being dug up/ chopped down by our groups, ready for collection. We also sold damson jam, grape jelly and green tomato chutney made from the last of our organic produce. 75 new trees are on order and will be planted out in the new year.
We had a few exciting moments when cars got stuck in the mud but in true British fashion 'many shoulders made light work' and people were soon on their way.
Father Christmas sent his helper John to wish the children a happy Christmas adding to the festive mood.
Collection days will be as arranged on the day of purchase
Stone Ness Walled Garden – Stone Ness – Ashurst – TN3 9SU
Tel: 01892 740305 (before 8.00 pm
Jean's delightful book on happenings around the life of the garden is on sale on Amazon and can be purchased from the author , Jean is working on the sequel which we are all looking forward to.
Tel: 01892 740305 (before 8.00 pm please)for more details
KENT WILDLIFE PROJECT COMPETITION
We are very excited as we have won A GOLD AWARD for our wildlife garden project. Much work and planning had taken place to ensure our very varied wildlife is well looked after. The ceremony will take place in Canterbury where we will receive our plaque. We won a Silver award in 2017 .
The Walled Gardeners have a Get-together to celebrate their years work and some teams will carry on with the ever necessary jobs such a garden as ours requires! The fruit cage has been taken down and totally replaced and work is on-going replacing timber sleepers in the raised beds.
We look forward to the new gardening year which starts the week beginning
March 2nd 2020