The Medieval Herb Garden
24th April 2014 - The steps into the Herb Garden were replaced and a birdbath created in the stone feature.
22nd April 2014 Two additional stone seats were installed today.
Work has now completed on our Medieval Herb Garden. This is a re-creation of the one which could have been on the site in medieval times as an integral part of St Leonard’s hospital. It measures 12 metres by 25 metres and will be partially enclosed with wattle fencing
There is a working garden area with raised beds for the medicinal plants. An adjoining area will be filled with roses, honeysuckle, lavender and other fragrant plants to provide a restful haven of tranquillity. There will also be camomile seats and lawns with a central stone ornament. The two sections are separated by oak trellising and a rose arch, covered with aromatic climbing plants. Much of the planting will also encourage birds, bees and butterflies.
This very special garden has been funded by the SITA Trust
Photographs below show progress.
January 2013 - the site before work started
6th Feb, fence up, work started on levelling ground for relaxation area
9th February - edging for lawn areas now in place. Work started on preparing herb garden section
16th Feb - herb garden area being levelled
1st March - Rose arch in place and herb beds being edged with timber
10th March. Ramp being created to allow wheelchair/buggy access (bottom right of picture)
1th March. Wattle fencing to border garden now in place. Further edging of paths being done.
Restoration of old wall started 15th March
Frame for Camomile seat in place. 15th March
Tarmac base layer for pathways laid. March 19th .
WOW Almost complete mid April