The lost garden
Went for a lunchtime wander in the Estate with Mme A and visited the "Lost Garden". This is a detail from the gate which captures its state of faded grandeur. It once had 9 heated greenhouses and a walled area the size of a football pitch. It was a significant local producer of more exotic fruit and vegetables than could be cultivated in fields. A local group has started growing fruit and vegetables again, but it will take a huge effort to get it back to full production.