Walled Kitchen Garden Group
Realising that many of the walled gardens of Suffolk are being lost to decay we set about recording and researching them some 8 years ago.
After an initial training day with input from Susan Campbell, we set forth under the guidance of Adam Paul. We meet up throughout the winter on Saturday afternoons for field trips to explore and record armed with OS First series maps.
This is followed up with visits to the Record Office to complete the research, which is then written up and is being turned into a series of pdfs for future researchers and historians.
Why only winter afternoons visits?
Many of the more spectacular ruins would be impassable during the nettle growing season!
We are always happy to welcome new members, our days out are fun, but we could do with more people happy to follow up in the Record Office.
The Walled Gardens of Suffolk Book is selling very well.
Of the original print run of 700 only about 20 copies are available
Copies have gone to Scandinavia and the USA, and recently Suffolk Libraries ordered 5 copies: praise indeed!
Of the original print run of 700 only about 100 remain.
It is stocked at various bookshops round the County but if you cannot find it and want your own copy, or to gift it to someone else, please get in touch with the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A very reasonable £7 plus £2 postage and packing
To get your copy of the SGT Walled Kitchen Gardens of Suffolk Book click on the following link
Walled Gardens of Suffolk (284 Kb)this form will help you obtain your copy
Visits for this Winters season
- Saturday 4th November Chadacre Hall, Shimpling, West Suffolk
- Saturday 2nd December Cedar Court , Alderton, Woodbridge
- Saturday 24th February 2018 Haughley Park, Stowmarket
To visit any of these walled gardens you must enrol as an SGT member and also belong to the Walled Kitchen Garden Group
Members meet to record the various aspects of the garden for posterity. If any Suffolk Gardens Trust members would like to join the group they are more than welcome. The visits are fascinating and often find details of the gardens that are unknown to the owners of the property. All enquires should be made directly to Peter Cunard by email: email@example.com.
Walled Kitchen Gardens Network.
Forum 2017 . Weekend of 23/24 September
Walked Kitchen Gardens Network 2017 Forum will be over the weekend of 23 and 24 September. It will take place at West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Sussex. Saturday will be taken up with eminent guest speakers and there will be visits to two nearby interesting gardens on the Sunday.
Further details from Lucy Pitman email: firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit the website.