St Mary's Church, Marshalswick

St Mary's is an Open Church - Open to God, Open to You

Peppercorn Place     ST MARY'S COMMUNAL GARDEN PROJECT

 woodland garden

 Herb and Sensory Beds

 Photo of salad bed

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

bench

picnic

 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