Entrance: off The Town Mill courtyard
Open: every day 11am to 4pm
The Miller's garden has been designed to use plants that would have been available to the miller and his wife in an earlier century. The plan creates four raised beds around a small mulberry tree, divided by gravel paths. The four beds have been planned as four distinct areas, one dedicated to herbs, one to fruit and flowers, one to vegetables, and the last area is a physic plot.
An arbour is being created around the bench to form a tranquil area of green shade and fruit trees run along the high wall between the garden and the mill leat footpath. Work on the garden started in 2000, clearing rubbish and controlling the ground elder that had overrun the garden. This work was followed by the construction of the raised beds with willow edging, and planting in time for the official opening of the refurbished mill.
The garden is managed by a team of volunteers and our immediate aim is to remove the ivy and refurbish the stone boundary wall. We always welcome new plants – if you have a plant contribution, do get in touch.