St Mary's is an Open Church - Open to God, Open to You
wildlife friendly area
Herb and Sensory Gardens
Tomatoes and lettuces
Peppercorn Place was open daily during the summer season with one special opening on Friday 9 August when Peppercorn Place took part in the Sustainable St Albans "Open Food Gardens" .
Click here for photos of Peppercorn Place this summer and the Open Food Gardens afternoon opening.
Peppercorn Place has four raised beds of two heights made with railway sleepers. This year the two higher raised beds were planted up as a herb garden and a sensory garden while we grew beans, sweet peas, lettuces, tomatoes and other vegetables in the lower beds.
Fruit trees - plum, pear and cherry - are planted along one fence; not apple trees as we already had some of these in the Quiet Garden.
Butterfly and bee friendly area
four seater bench
picnic table set
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" though we have added plants that will encourage bees and butterflies. There are homes for insects and hedgehogs plus various feeders and a bath for the birds.
If you want any further information or you have any ideas or comments please contact St Mary's (see bottom of page).
For more photos of Peppercorn Place (in 2018) - click here