Walpole Park and Pitzhanger Manor
Ealing Council and the Walpole Friends planted a Pop Up Kitchen Garden in the walled garden in July 2010, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The garden is a recreation of the kind of kitchen garden Sir John Soane, architect of Pitzhanger Manor House, would have planted back in 1800. It includes heritage and modern varieties of cutting flowers, vegetables, and fruits.
The Pop Up Kitchen Garden is currently being used for horticulture training for local volunteers and a steering group of local residents has been set up to help plan and support the project. Ealing Transition, a local voluntary organisation concerned with adapting to the imminent challenges of peak oil and climate change, helped to maintain the garden during the summer and are still actively involved in the project through the steering group and organising task days.
As part of the larger HLF development a permanent kitchen garden has been designed. Construction work on this should begin in autumn/winter 2013.
If you have any comments on the kitchen garden, the development of the park or would like to get involved:
Tel: (020) 8825 6742.
Drop in gardening session
Every Thursday 10am-12 noon, Walled Garden, Walpole Park.
Come along and help us to look after the kitchen garden. Everyone welcome, all ages and levels of experience needed. All equipment provided, just come along in your old clothes. For more information contact Emma Allen, Walpole Park manager, on 07711 391 185 or email email@example.com.
Open Garden Squares Weekend
Sunday 9 June 2013.
There will be gardening workshops, plant sales, and childrens activities in the kitchen garden.
Pages in Walpole Park and Pitzhanger Manor
- The vision
- Overall project aims for Walpole Park
- Project updates
- Getting involved
- Upcoming events
- Park history
- You are here: Kitchen Garden
- Archaeology survey in Walpole Park
- Heritage trees in Walpole Park
- Art in the Park
- Walpole Memories Oral History Project
- What's happening next?