Renovation of the Walled Kitchen Garden
Tuesday 24th March 2020
What better time to renovate our Walled Kitchen Garden than now. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing the progress of our new renovation project with you. The space, which used to be a horse arena will be transformed into our very own Walled Kitchen Garden used for corporate, school and community groups. The garden will become a haven of fresh produce with vegetables, herbs and fruits promoting the ‘field to fork’ benefits.
Across the weekend the Ropner family and residents on the Estate came together to start phase one – creating the canvas. The damson hedges have been pulled away, the fences taken down and the space has been cleared.
Now for phase two…
Thursday 26th March 2020
P R O G R E S S
Phase two of the renovation of Camp Hill’s Walled Kitchen Garden is in full swing! In the beautiful spring sunshine, the Poly Tunnel is now up, thanks to the great work of the Camp Hill team.
The Poly Tunnels are a brilliant form of growing your own fruit and vegetables all year round. This will be a place where clients and the community alike can grow, nurture and pick their own fresh produce as well as learning new skills on the way.
Monday 30th March 2020
Many hands make light work
As well as many Yorkshire brews along the way! Robert, Jo and Poppy have removed the tough turf and cleared the space in the Poly Tunnel, placing down the old cast iron walkways used in the original Camp Hill greenhouses. This adds a timeless, recycled piece of history to our current project for many future clients to enjoy.
Next stop, raised beds!
Friday 3rd April 2020
The raised beds are in!
Another week of hard work, the team have managed to put 20 raised beds into the Walled Kitchen Garden. The beds will be used for our very own fresh produce with plenty of veggies as well as seasonal flowers. The Camp Hill renovation project is coming along nicely and we can't wait to share it with you, our clients and community.
Monday 6th April 2020
Take a look at our progress, the Walled Kitchen Garden is really taking shape! If you look closely you can even spot Jo's Hebridean Sheep grazing in the Back Park.
Saturday 11th April 2020
The warm weather means plenty of watering to do, as our vegetables start to sprout. We currently have lettuce, carrots, beans and radishes to name a few growing in our poly tunnel.
A Camp Hill Top Tip: Always water your plants in the cool evenings or early mornings to keep the water from evaporating at the plant root during the heat of the day.
Wednesday 16th April 2020
Root vegetables galore!
Today, we managed to fill and plant many of our raised beds with root vegetables of all kinds. Root vegetables are known to have many health benefits as they grow underground, they absorb more nutrients from the soil such as antioxidants, vitamin A, B,C and iron.
Monday 20th April 2020
New week, new goals!
The fresh morning sunrise across the Walled Kitchen Garden, what's next?!
Friday 24th April 2020
Our raised beds are filled and growing with cornflowers, sweet peas, beans, cabbages, potatoes, onions, cauliflowers and more.
Wednesday 29th April 2020
It's national gardening week and now is the perfect time to get out in your garden and utilise both your indoor and outdoor space. It is proven that plants and gardening have a positive effect on our mental health and happiness, helping to uplift moods and bring you closer to nature. We hope to inspire future gardeners with our Walled Kitchen Garden project. The poly tunnel is start to sprout with growth, radishes, spring onions and French beans coming soon.
Thursday 7th May 2020
High in the Sky
The estate from above, springtime may have been a little different this year but it has only deepens our pride for our homely #Yorkshire surroundings. Fields of sunshine yellow rapeseed, our homegrown kitchen garden and soaring green woodlands to name a few.
Monday 11th May 2020
Birds Eye View
As the sunsets on another glorious day in the kitchen garden and the last of the watering is complete.