RESTORATION OF THE WALLED GARDEN AT WOLLATON PARK
Updated May 2019
Formerly the kitchen garden serving Wollaton Hall, restoration of the old walled garden at Wollaton Park has begun with regular volunteer maintenance sessions organised by Friends of Wollaton Park.
PLEASE VISIT THE DOVECOTE MUSEUM TO SEE A DISPLAY OF OLD PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEW ONES SHOWING PROGRESS
FOWP Secretary Helen Mitchem says: "The Walled Garden Project: A chance for volunteers to get involved in clearing bramble, ivy and cleaning bricks to help the professionals restore this hidden area of the park. Typical gardening gloves and clothing needed. Thursdays: meet at the 508 cafe at 9.30am or join us by walking through the gate in the communities courtyard when you are ready. Sundays: second Sunday of each month (10th Feb; 10th March; 14th April; 12th May; 9th June) meet in the communities courtyard at 10.30am"
So if you would like to help other WHaCS members and friends with this work just turn up at session! The Communities Courtyard is accessed from Wollaton Road. Go through the entrance to Mr Mans Restaurant and turn left into a small car park. That is the Communities Courtyard and the entrance to the garden is through a gate in the metal fence.
Here are some images to inspire you:
Left, a good year for potatoes. Above, the Head Gardener's cottage
Overgrown brambles around the potting sheds, and the ever deterorating condition of walls
Whatever your abilities, you can help!
However much time you can spare, it will help!
If you want to get a bit fitter, this activity will help!
If you want to meet other people and enjoy being part of the team conserving this important part of Wollaton history, PLEASE COME ALONG AND HELP. It is great fun, as you can see from the photograph below.
Left a January 2019 Maintenance Session.
A booklet detailing some history of the walled garden, the current condition, past activities and the aims of the restoration project will shortly be on sale at £1.50 to raise funds to support this most valuable project.
FOWP Also organise maintenance sessions elsewhere in Wollaton Park, the Hall, gardens, woodland and courtyards. For details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org