Zero Carbon Castle Quarter’s Community Herb Garden ‘Open Day’

Growers, cooks, and cake lovers!

…All are warmly invited to Zero Carbon Castle Quarter’s Community Herb Garden ‘open day’ in Bedford on Saturday May 14th

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If you haven’t walked the length of Castle Road you may not have come across the community herb garden on the Victorian roundabout where Castle Road meets Rothsay Road. It was planted by community sustainability group Zero Carbon Castle about 8 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. Also 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 accessible all the time  but May 14th offers stalls and talks, something for everyone and is open to all. There will be a big herb sale, a demonstration beehive with local honey for sale, a plant swap (bring your spare seedlings!) a cake sale, wildlife information stalls and at about 11am Jane Perrone, Gardening Editor at The Guardian as well as The Clanger’s own gardening expert, will be give her tips on herbs for making teas.  Red Cuthbert Morris Dancers, who practice just down the road, and are something of a local favourite, will even be there at the beginning of the morning to kick things off.


Weather dependent, it will run from 10.30 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.

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