Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sad day for ancient avenue

A sad day yesterday as the first of the 300 year old lime trees was felled by the Council contractors. Four trees have sadly succumbed to fungal disease and will be felled from the ancient avenue over the next few days.

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Tree Felling 16-03-2016 2As you can see from some of these pictures, aside from the hollow parts of the tree you can just see the spongy fibrous texture where the tree has felled – not the hard dense structure it should be. You’ll also be able to see how weak it was, with less than half the trunk cut before it fell.

KWAG has committed to replanting these limes as soon as possible. Of course they’ll not be the same as those we’ve just lost, but it will, in time, help repair the damage to this historic feature.

With many thanks to Bob Pitchford for this photographic record

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Walled Garden Open Morning, Kingsweston School

We’ve been delighted to hear from Kingsweston School, who occupy the Eighteenth Century walled gardens on Napier Miles Road. They are planing an open morning on Wednesday 1st June between 10. This is an opportunity to explore the school grounds, and we hope that many of you will be interested, not only in the historical aspects, but also to see how the school still uses the gardens as part of their work with children with a wide range of special needs.

Clive Farmer from the school said “As you can image it is not always easy for us to open up the school to the community, but we would like to propose that we open up the grounds to visitors whom may wish to take advantage to see the walled gardens, forest school and flower meadow. We would only be able to open between 10:00am – 12:00, but this should allow a reasonably time span for groups/individuals to wander the grounds. Unfortunately we would not be able to grant access into the school buildings.”

KWAG hope to be offering tours and information on the day and hope that people will take advantage of this rare opportunity.

walled garden open day poster