Save Ryton Organic Gardens

Lawrence Hills established Ryton Gardens in 1985 as home for the charity he founded, the Henry Doubleday Research Association, later to become Garden Organic. A year later, the gardens opened to the public to promote organic gardening. Upon his death in 1990 his ashes were scatted around the gardens and its future now lies in the hands of the Trustees of the charity.

This year (January 2018), to the surprise of many members, the gardens were placed for sale with an estate agent as investment/redevelopment opportunity. Discussions had taken place with the Local Planning Authority that indicated that they would not oppose residential redevelopment provided “the openness of the green belt” in which the gardens are situated.

The aim of this post is to bring to the attention of the current Trustees the strength of feeling that opposes this sale. They are:

Miss Elaine Margaret Shaw
Mrs Gail Coleshill
Dr Margaret Lynn Eyre – Vice-Chair
Mr Martin Stott – Chair
Ms Judith Wayne
Ms Phillipa Lyons
Mrs Naomi L’Estrange
Mr Andrew Collins
Mr Steve Howell – Treasurer
Mr Adam Alexander
Mr Kevin James Wissett-Warner
Dr Tania Elizabeth Sayer
Mrs Marjan Bartlett-Freriks

Courtesy of Save Ryton Organic Gardens:

Ryton Gardens update January 2018:


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