114. How Does Your Garden Grow? The Walled Garden at Harptree Court
Oh you are in for a treat this week for I have a walled garden to share, At the weekend I was invited to stay for a night in they Yurt at Harptree Court. That in itself was lovely, but imagine how my face lit up when I asked the host if I could look round the grounds only to be told there is a 2 acre Victorian walled garden to see!
Local-to-Harptree-blogging-chum Gemma came out for the evening to join me and we spent a good while in this walled garden (you can see Gemma's photos here). Oh it was magical, the setting, the evening light, the company.
There's more than an acre of mixed vegetables, soft fruits and cutting flowers in the Walled Garden and the Hill family who own Harptree Court cultivate around a quarter of this. The rest is cultivated by an informal village co-operative who grow vegetable, herbs and cutting flowers. The Hill family do not benefit financially from this arrangement, it just helps the local community whilst at the same time helping restore the garden to it's former glory - everyone gains.
A nice arrangement for a beautiful space, come and take a look...
I really hope that you enjoyed looking at this garden, I am sure you can appreciate just how happy we were to be there!
Thank you to all who joined in last week, some faves include: Nature's garden, an unruly Summer allotment, interesting well dressings, a very posh garden and enjoying the fruits - or spuds, of one's labour.
I am away at Hitchin Lavender farm today but will be back to read what the gardens you have been in this week have been like later today x