Saturday 20th May
All are warmly invited to Zero Carbon Castle Castle’s Community Herb Garden ‘open day’ in Bedford.
The community herb garden on the Victorian roundabout where Castle Road meets Rothsay Road was planted by community sustainability group Zero Carbon Castle about 10 years ago and is still looking and smelling good thanks to a small group of volunteers. It attracts local cooks, the odd herbalist and photographer and even a local spider enthusiast on a dry day. Many people find it’s a lovely place to just stop and sit. People are always welcome to bring scissors to snip a few herbs for their own use, leaving plenty for others too of course. (No trowels for digging up please). You won’t find herbs this fresh and fragrant wrapped in plastic from the supermarket and there’s more variety here too.
The herb garden is obviously accessible all the time but May 20th offers stalls and talks. There will be a herb sale, a plant swap (bring your spare seedlings!) a cake sale, and at about 12 noon Jane Perrone, Gardening Editor at The Guardian, will give her top local foraging advice.
The event will run from 10.00 until about 3.00 (ending sooner if we sell out of everything). Proceeds go to the maintenance and restocking of the garden which is for everyone’s use and enjoyment. For more information: 07914 606816 or see Abundance Bedford on Facebook. Do get in touch if you’d like to join our volunteer list too. We are self-funded and rely entirely on local helpers.