Open Day 2003


The weather couldn’t have been better for the Open Day – our 3rd – held to show Berkhamsted residents what a delightful and precious green space there is so close to the town centre and too demonstrate the joys of allotment gardening in general. Visitors, including several Town Councillors and gardeners from Butts Meadow, were invited to follow an allotment walk round both sites. They were able to see for themselves the wide variety of crops being grown and appreciate many different and individual approaches to an allotment garden. They could also see the plans and preliminary work for the orchard and wildflower meadow on SSN and they could could stop for refreshments on either (or both!) sites. It was sometimes difficult to keep up with the demand for refreshments and allotment produce.


Our grateful thanks to all those tenants who generously provided cakes, biscuits, jams and produce etc. The demand for elderflower cordial is now well established and visitors were delighted to find such novelties as lavender biscuits. The good weather allowed us to do a lot of preparatory signage well in advance. Quite a few members were on holiday, but hopefully there will be more tenants about on their gardens to talk to visitors on the Harvest Open Day on 27th September. Apart from a slight crisis when the gas bottle ran out just as we were about to serve the first coffees, the day was an enjoyable success, followed by a relaxing barbecue. And by the way, we made over £200 for society funds.

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