The Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park
|Throughout the 1800s the economy of Middlesex was dominated by the need to feed London's expanding population. Gradually farms became market gardens, nurseries and orchards. The kitchen garden in Marble Hill Park was developed as a living and working tribute to the enterprise of market gardeners and nurserymen as well as a practical community resource for growing food. It is on the site of the original kitchen garden attached to Marble Hill House.
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About Marble Hill Park
|Built in 2013-14 the kitchen garden transformed a neglected corner of Marble Hill Park. It is now a showcase for heritage varieties such as Kew Blue climbing beans, Cellini apples and Feltham First peas, which visitors can sample in season either at the garden or at the Coach House Cafe near Marble Hill House. People with no allotment or garden have the use of ten community plots, which are currently all allocated. The success of the garden depends upon the dedication of a team of volunteers. You do not need any special knowledge to be a volunteer.
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|People of all ages and abilities are involved in maintaining the kitchen garden. It is a privilege for us to help sustain the market garden and nurserylands history of the local area. Our supporters include everyone who has made a donation and the organisations shown here.|
|Image credits from left. Top: Secretts, RBG Kew, RHS Lindley. Second row: 1,2,4,5, Shelagh Laing. Third row: 3,5, Shelagh Laing
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