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Morven Park Edwardian kitchen garden

Morven Park Edwardian kitchen garden

Young Co-operatives in Hertfordshire are rolling up their sleeves to start digging in at a disused Edwardian kitchen garden where the vegetable beds were last productive about 10 years ago.

Morven Park features an old cucumber or melon house, cherry trees growing in what were once 'Dutch Light' frame beds with an ‘H’ design (next to the glasshouse) and glazed edging tiles, as they would have been in the garden's heyday circa 1910 before its demise in 1914 as gardeners became soldiers, digging trenches of a different kind. The whole site is owned by The National Trust but the garden is on a long term lease to 'Caretech'. Both parties would like to see the garden productive again so both are keen for it to be used as a Young Co-operative Horticultutural Training Centre and Social Enterprise (community supported agriculture CSA or more specifically horticulture).