GOOD THINGS have a habit of sometimes turning up again – and they certainly do in the Walled Garden.
The Garden’s herb spiral – an attractive circular planting of herbs within a brick wall framework – has been reborn after some Covid-driven decline.
“It’s a rejuvenation,” said sessional worker Jackie, who with other volunteers helped make the orignal one as the very first project for the new Garden in 2012.
But Covid had unhappy consequences for the spiral with a lack of volunteers leading to it becoming overgrown, while the brick wall itself partially collapsed.
Now Jackie, working again with volunteers, has brought it back to life creating an area of light and shade for different herbs including sage, rosemary, organo, mint and chive.
“We decided to rejuvenate the spiral. It’s quite a talking point when visitors come and for use in the herbal workshops,” she says.|