As part of National Allotments Week, Jordans Mill have created a new section within their gardens for small space and container gardening to try and encourage local people to eat healthier and grow more fruits and vegetables.
Photograph supplied by Tony Darnell - Jenny Osborne, Head Gardener
The historical site on Langford Road has a range of herbs and salad allotment beds open to the public from 9.00am to 5.00pm (free of charge) from the 13-19 August.
Visitors can learn more about how to grow fruits and vegetables in small space and container pots, alongside some factual signs (which will all be on display across the gardens) to help people get started.
Jenny Osborne, Head Gardener, for Jordans Mill, said: “The gardens are truly inspirational, and we believe in getting the community involved and learning more about allotments.”
“This year we have focused on small space and container gardening, so visitors can still enjoy growing their own tasty produce at home.”
“It is important for us to reduce our food mileage, get active outside and provide habitats for our struggling wildlife.”
“I encourage families to come and look at our full range of fruits and vegetables and create something similar at home.”
National Allotments Week is organised by the National Allotment Society, which was founded in the early 20th century.
This year the theme is called ‘Living and Growing’ and aims to encourage more people to grow their own.
There is also the popular Pirate and Princess trail which takes children on a fun adventure around our gardens, meadow and woodland, searching for clues to help find the missing pirate. The trail costs £1.50 per child and runs until the 31st of August.
In July 2018 the Jordans Trust extended their guided tour days (Tues to Sun) along with a new self-guided brochure which allows visitors to experience the Mill at their own pace. More details can be found at www.jordansmill.com
Notes to editors
In 2001, the Jordan Trust was set up to renovate and restore the mill as a living and working museum and local visitor attraction. The finished site opened in April 2013.
Jordans Mill is located on Langford Road, Biggleswade, Beds, SG18 9JX.
Jordans Mill is a stunning heritage attraction set in rural Bedfordshire. Still the home of the Jordan Family and Jordans Cereals, the Mill has been transformed into a visitor experience including guided Mill tours, a Riverside Café serving delicious food and drinks, Mill Store and Mill Gardens.
Open seven days a week, Jordans Mill is a vibrant destination with something
for everyone. For more information, visit www.jordansmill.com or call 01767 603940.