Elford Village

The Walled Garden

Elford Hall was sadly demolished in the 1960’s, but the Walled Garden that served the Hall throughout the 19th century remains. A team of determined villagers and volunteers have been working over the past few years on restoring the gardens to their former glory and they are now being enjoyed by all who visit. There’s a rose garden, allotments providing organic produce, a walk-way leading to a picnic area besides the river and an event area where a number of very successful village events have been held. These range from a real ale and music festival to bonfire nights and even a wedding reception. The Walled Garden was given the Royal seal of approval by Sophie Countess of Wessex, when she officially opened the garden on 14 September 2011.

 

Much more is planned, including restoration of the melon and vine houses, orangery and boat house, development of a sensory garden alongside the east wall and repair and restoration of the Gardener’s house.

 

So do come along and see what has already been achieved. You may wish to become a member of the ‘Friends of the Walled Garden’ – the annual £20.00 subscription contributes towards the upkeep of the garden and you’ll receive a regular Newsletter keeping you informed of forthcoming events. You may even feel like doing some volunteering – a variety of skills are needed to complete and maintain the project and it’s a great way of meeting other people in the village. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Volunteer Days

 

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday Mornings

Everyone welcome!

 

www.elfordhallgarden.org

 

Telephone Roger 01827 383592