This weekend, I’m talking on both days at the Walled Kitchen Garden Network Forum weekend at the National Trust Property Croome Court in Worcestershire, England (3rd-4th October) (it’s open to all!): https://wkgn.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/forum-update
I thought then it would be fitting to post an album of pictures taken during a memorable visit to a National Trust walled garden in Devon, a garden that features in my book Around the World in 80 plants.
Covering an area of just over four acres, the walled kitchen garden at Knightshayes Court is well worth a visit. It was restored in 2001 after having been used actively until the 1960s! I visited on 6th July 2011, hoping to get a site of the legendary perennial Taunton Deane Cottager’s Kale that I’d seen featured in a Gardeners World program on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c30-3BWEGAw&list=PL6B48B7C3A43F803A
I wasn’t to be disappointed! Not only that, there were several cultivars of Allium ampeloprasum on display, another species I was researching for my book amongst many other mouth watering vegetables!
See the album here: