Well done to all the volunteers for their hard work
PickDealClean only formally started in April !
|Garden and Orchard in 1872|
Just a quick Xmas update on our plans for the orchard at the Captain's Garden @ Deal Castle.
We been very lucky to have been working with Brogdale, the home of the national fruit collection, to design the orchard and pick for us interesting varieties which will thrive at the garden.
They have selected some 65 different varieties for us with lovely names like Chorister Boy, Laxton’s Fortune, Marjorie’s Seedling Plum and Neville Copeman just to name a few.
The trees will be specially grafted & grown for us by Brogdale which great part of the story.
We will be planting the first 35 trees in January, then in the spring we are building a Victorian stepover with 16 apples and pears and the remaining 69 trees will be delivered in December 2022 - in total there will be at least 120 trees.
The design of the orchard follows the original garden layout from 1800s to 1872 and is part of the English Heritage's Conservation Statement for the Garden
We will be doing another post in January on our public planting day which people can get involved with.
All this is possible because of our successful Crowdfunding Kent project in 2021 which raised £6500 from about 90 different individuals and local organisations including Deal Rotary Club, Inner Wheel Club of Deal and KCC.
Thank you again for your support in making this all happen in 2021 (+2022)
Have a great and safe Xmas
Captains Garden Community Garden Group
Massive apple glean of 2.2tons for Felix and local east kent food charities.
Thank you to our 15 volunteers on todays braeburn apple glean in eastry.
Approx 850kgs going FareShare Kent and another 250kgs going to local food charities and schools. Big thanks to farmer David Bradley for hosting us today