The Walled Garden (about double the area that can be seen in the photo, above) was intended to supply the Village with much of its fresh food needs (remember, it was planned that, eventually, some 300 children would live on the estate).
There was a lot of work involved in re-establishing the garden and this was achieved by youth and school groups volunteering to provide the manual labour.
The garden was run by two different gardeners during our time at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village: Mr George Brown and Mr Owen Brunger.
At times, children were provided with a small allotment to grow their own plants (the sloped area at the top of the garden in the photo, above). How successful this may have been has been lost in time.
As with much of the Village’s early history, sadly, we have no records of either of the Mr B’s and their horticultural contributions.
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