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Welcome to Ramsey's secret garden, a 1 acre Victorian kitchen garden. Over the past 15 years this has been lovingly restored by a team of dedicated volunteers.
When the volunteers began work on the garden, many areas were inaccessible and in places the walls could not be seen. The box hedging had grown to tree size and the brambles were enormous. Over several years, volunteers have cut down the box hedge and seen it rejuvenated, dug out the brambles, removed dead fruit trees and others that had self-seeded there. Layers of soil have been removed from the paths. Nettles, thistles, caper spurge and many other weeds have been cut down and dug up. The traditional layout of the garden was revealed, with four quadrants separated by paths and bordered in many places by a healthy box hedge.
The garden is now flourishing with vegetables, soft fruit, trained fruit trees, apple tunnel, herbaceous borders, a spring garden, shrubs and flowers for cutting.
This exciting restoration project in the heart of Cambridgeshire is maintained by volunteers under the guidance of the Ramsey Abbey Walled Kitchen Garden Trust.
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Ramsey Rural Museum, Wood Lane, Ramsey, PE26 2XD
At the museum there is free parking as well as toilets and a tea room.
IF YOU ALSO WISH TO VISIT THE MUSEUM THERE IS A CHARGE FOR THIS. PLEASE PAY AT THE MUSEUM RECEPTION.
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