This is our first open day of 2020 - its a great chance to see how the work of our volunteers in community garden are progressing to bring this historic garden at Deal Castle back into use.
The 1.2 acre Captain's Garden dates from 1733 and was the private walled garden of the Captain of Deal Castle, Admiral Norris. The garden developed more into a kitchen garden for the castle in 19thC and during WW2 was a Dig-for-Victory community allotment.
From about 1948 to 1979 is was a commercial market garden and then subsequently went into disuse for nearly 40yrs
In January 2018 volunteers from Deal With It (Deal's local Community Green Group), the Deal Hop Farm (a DWI Community Hop growing project in the town) in partnership with English Heritage (the custodians of the site) started to bring the site back into use, with the aspiration to turn the space into a free-to access garden for the whole community in Deal and Walmer
To follow what we do:
to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID: Please be prompt for your booking time and there will be no 'on-door' entrance to ensure compliance with track-and-trace (details will be kept for 21days)
To ensure you and our volunteers safety we will be controlling entrance and exit to the Garden and there will be a strict one-way system around the garden
We will have supplies of hand sanitiser which we ask all to use or alternatively bring your own
The areas near the main beds will have 2m floor marking and we ask you respect social distancing.
There will be a separate entrance and exit to Victoria Rd
If you have a bubble group of 6 people please contact us directly
Please don't come if you are feeling ill
Please note: The Garden is still a Work-In-Progress many of the paths are uneven, with fox holes, nettles etc. Please take care when in the Garden. Unfortunately, it may not be suitable for everyone just yet.
English Heritage has a No Dogs policy on its property
Any problems with booking please email us at email@example.com