Visit to walled garden at Riffhams

Saturday 12 August, 10:00: Visit to the walled garden at Riffhams (kindly arranged by SEEOG member Phil Fawcett)

This is a visit using car-share. The address is Graces Lane, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, CM3 4AX. There’s full information on the estate at https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1000239

Phil says…

“About eighteen months ago I was fortunate enough to start working in the walled garden at Riffhams. The house and garden were built in 1815 and designed by Sir Humphry Repton.

The walled garden had been left fallow for many years before I started; It had been kept weed-free, the soil was left bare, so soil conditions are very poor. I have started to improve it by digging in humus and green manure plants. Part of the garden I have planted with wild flowers and made a bee garden with three bee hives. l have planted a fruit garden and the rest is formal vegetables.”


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