Crichel's Walled Garden: a haven for those interested
in growing natural food and medicines
has been working with the Long Crichel Bakery (North
Dorset) to develop an organic herb garden.
The whole project comprises just over 1 hectare (2.5
acres) with a traditional English working walled garden,
forest garden, orchard, herb garden and three poly-tunnels.
They plan to have a small resource centre / workshop
in order to run courses in 'Herbs for Health', (run
by Luzia) 'Mosaic', 'Stone Carving' and 'Green Woodworking'.
The walled gardens are a labour of love and understanding
of plants, soil and the associated flora & fauna.
In the last few years Long Crichel have begun selling
their own grown organic produce within Dorset and
Working out of an original 18th Century walled garden
that had fallen into disrepair and overgrown. The
gardens have been slowly and painstakingly brought
back to life and is now producing the most wonderful
All fruit and vegetables are traditionally hand tended
/ grown and organic (certified organic - without chemical
sprays, fertilizers or using GM products) fully approved
by the Soil Association.