Wednesday, 28 August 2013

200 Musters Road - Musters Road ‘Physic Garden' Healing starts in the garden.

Calls have been coming in to The Abundance Group 'HQ' to say that apples in the area are dropping fast.
Pickers, ladders and crates to the ready as we are off to collect the apples to press for juice at the Open Gardens.

Members of the West Bridgford Skills Exchange: have volunteered in droves to come and help, wash, clean, peel and press so that any of you who would like the fresh taste of Muster Road's abundance, can visit 200 and experience the abundance our gardens give us, be that a refreshing apple juice  or jams, cordials, and fruit sweeties made for you beforehand.

Aromatherapist, Anne Turner- Harrod has used plants from the garden to make soaps and massage oils. For those of you who would like a hand massage or hand made products like bees wax lip balm (from bees out of this garden) feel free to take a few minutes out of your visit and spoil yourself. Proceeds will go to the Friary Drop in Center.

Herbalist: Katherine Bellchambers-Wilson will be on hand to
point out the healing properties and uses of common trees, shrubs, fruit and vegetables.

Hoping that when you leave this garden, you are inspired through body and soul

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Update ....

So, here we are .... two and a half weeks to go and can the gardens hold out until 8 September after this crazy year of alternating ice age/heat wave?  Here's hoping!

This year at Musters Road Open Gardens we are delighted that there will be 15 garden venues for you to enjoy - 13 private gardens, the children's gardens at Jesse Gray Primary School and The Friary's allotments on Kingston Road. 

Of the 4 new private gardens joining us this year, one is particularly interesting - it's an urban permaculture garden with many sustainable features, including the on site management of all rainfall. 4 green roofs are used for experimental food growing. This small permaculture garden is dedicated to organic food production and biodiversity - even the poo from the bunnies is used to fertilise the green beds! The owners think they have invented the first horizontal water butt and planter combo - they look forward to visitors sharing their own ingenious inventions.

We very much hope you will be able to join us on 8 September, between 2-6 pm, to check out this and our other Open Gardens - not to mention the Local History Walk, Human Jukebox, Physic Garden with on site herbalist ........ and TWO (count 'em) tea venues.  You will not go hungry.

Urban permaculture garden:

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Ready Steady Weed!

Back from holiday, so starting to get the garden ready for opening on the 8th September

Some colour with the crocosmias - hope it's going to last.

Some massive squash - we're not sure what variety.

One of our scented geraniums.