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A Pop Up Kitchen Garden growing Heritage Vegetables and Flowers has been unveiled in the walled Rose Garden in Walpole Park.

The Kitchen Garden is a recreation of the kind of kitchen garden Sir John Soane, architect of Pitzhanger Manor House, would have planted back in 1800. It includes heritage and modern varieties of cutting flowers, vegetables, salads and fruits and is situated in what was its original site. There is also a fun art trail for all ages to enjoy.

Visitors can pop into the Pop Up Garden from 10am – 5pm every day from now until August 1. The garden team has also planned a number of events to coincide with the weekends of the Ealing Festival.

There are gardening workshops, pond dipping and tree walks for families who want to explore the rich and diverse ecology of Walpole Park.
There will be cookery demonstrations recreating recipes from 1800 – including Eel Stew cooked Wiggy’s Way!
On Sunday August 1, garden history expert Sarah Couch will be on hand to answer questions about the rich culinary history of the Walled Rose Garden

The Kitchen Garden is part of collaboration between Friends of Walpole Park and Ealing Borough Council and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Garden will remain in the Park until Monday August 2. Walpole Park is through to round two of Lottery Funding for Walpole Park and the Garden forms part of the consultation process.

Visitors to the Pop Up Kitchen Garden will have the opportunity to air their views about the initiative.

If local residents decide that a more permanent kitchen garden would be of benefit to Walpole Park and Ealing, the Council and the Friends of Walpole Park will investigate how to make this a reality.

27 July 2010

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