The Guernsey Botanical Trust provides a series of ‘square yard to square meal’ workshops in the Victorian kitchen garden on 16 April

April 14th, 2011 by The Guernsey Botanical Trust

The Guernsey Botanical Trust is holding a series of workshops in the walled Victorian kitchen garden on Saturday 16 April 2011 to join in the Floral Guernsey festival fun and share its expertise across the island.

The walled Victorian kitchen garden run by the Guernsey Botanical Trust in Saumarez Park, Castel (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The series of one hour workshops begin at 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3.30 pm in the walled Victorian kitchen garden in Saumarez Park, Castel to help those with the smallest of gardens grow their own food this year.

The ‘Square Yard to Square Meal’ workshops will equip aspiring vegetable gardeners with the materials they need to grow a cornucopia of vegetables at home, even if they have as little as one square yard of soil available.

Ivan Le Tissier, Trustee for the Guernsey Botanical Trust, is thrilled to have vintage seed specialist Chris Smith of Pennard Plants on hand to make the workshops so special.

He said “we want to put on an event that would have broad appeal and showcase the expertise we have in the walled Victorian kitchen garden.  These workshops will be of interest to both new and experienced gardeners because they will be hosted by Chris who will include heritage vegetable varieties.”

Tickets for the workshops, which include copious amounts of seeds and materials, are on sale at £10 per person from the Guernsey Information Centre in St Peter Port.  The information centre can be contacted on 723552.

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