St Mary's Church, Marshalswick

Living God's Love in St Albans

Peppercorn Place     ST MARY'S COMMUNAL GARDEN PROJECT 

Work is in progress to refresh Peppercorn Place. We now have four new raised beds of two heights made with railway sleepers.  One of the higher beds has been planted with herbs - feel free to snip bits off for your cooking!  It will also have some edible flowers like nasturtiums. The lower beds have frames for beans and sweet peas. Fruit trees - plum, pear and cherry - have been planted along one fence.  (We already have apple trees in the Quiet Garden.) We have cleared nettles, brambles and removed some of the older shrubs and a tree which was damaged in the bad weather.   

The idea is to strike a balance between man and nature so we are trying to be wildlife friendly. The two areas at the back are  being left "natural" and wildlife friendly thought we will add plants that will encourage bees and butterflies.  There are homes for insects and hedgehogs plus various feeders and a  bath for the birds.

Peppercorn Place is open during our Coffee Shop (10.30 am to 12.30 pm) and also on Sunday mornings (weather permitting) and when we hold other events.  Come and have a look!  Any ideas welcome!   

 If you want any further information or you have any ideas or comments please contact St Mary's  (see bottom of page).