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.

 Panorama 1 January 2013

January 2013 - the site before work started

 

Panorama 3  6th Feb

6th Feb, fence up, work started on levelling ground for relaxation area

 

 panorama 4 9th feb

9th February - edging for lawn areas now in place.  Work started on preparing herb garden section

 

Panorama 6 16th Feb

16th Feb - herb garden area being levelled

 

1st March - Rose arch in place and herb beds being edged with timber

 

Panorama 15 March 10th

10th March.  Ramp being created to allow wheelchair/buggy access (bottom right of picture)

 

Panorama 16 March 12th

1th March.   Wattle fencing to border garden now in place.  Further edging of paths being done.

 

restoration of old wall 15th March

Restoration of old wall started 15th March

 

camomile seat 15th March

Frame for Camomile seat in place. 15th March 

 

 Panorama 19  19th March

    Tarmac base layer for pathways laid.  March 19th .

 

WOW Almost complete mid April