Abbey Gardens – Flowers, Vegetables and Herbs

July 12, 2017

Abbey Gardens
In the Abbey Gardens this summer there are not just the formal flower beds carpeted with flowers.
Abbey Gardens
There is also an educational display put on by Edible Abingdon which people are encouraged to try at the right time.
Abbey Gardens
This section has clear labels for Thyme, Ruby Chard, and Red Currant.
Abbey Gardens
A bit further along are Climbing French Beans, Marjoram, Mangetout Peas, and Autumn Raspberry.

Apothecary gardens were grown in the Middle Ages by Benedictine monks who studied plants and their therapeutic uses. So the herbs are very fitting for the Abbey Gardens.

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6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Langer  |  July 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Well done all involved. Proud of our small town.

  • 2. Janet  |  July 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I am in awe of the vegetables. I took over an allotment at the Drayton Road allotments in October. I planted lots of vegetables but I did not count on the explosion of the rabbit population in that area. Everything I planted was eaten by the rabbits. Most allotment holders now have problems with the rabbits. We are not allowed guns and the committee are afraid that any attempts to cull them would result in protests that they were being cruel to rabbits!! We are trying to fence the allotment off but they get in through small holes somehow. It is most disheartening.

  • 3. QM  |  July 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Probably having to move and find alternative food supplies with all the house building going on in the village! Even Wallace and Gromit with their rabbit catching machine are no longer available.

  • 4. Sarah  |  July 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Rest assured, our cats are doing their best in the rabbit department …

  • 5. Unknownelement  |  July 13, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Rabbits make good eating…

  • 6. Sarah  |  July 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    But a little crunchy when brought in and eaten under the bed at 3am…

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