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Community Herb Garden Project

Creating a Community Herb Garden in Down's Barn


Creating the herb garden


The Great Linford Allotment Association have created a COMMUNITY HERB GARDEN, using community project funding won in a Dragons Den bid from the Great Linford Parish Council in autumn 2012. 

We have built a large raised bed 16ft x 8ft in size, in the Community Orchard at Loriner Place, Down’s Barn. The bed will contain at least 16 different herbs which are still to be planted. Planting was completed by summer 2013. 

This herb garden will

  • enable all the residents of the parish to pick fresh herbs for a variety of purposes to promote healthy living.
  • be an example of organic gardening principles using organic peat-free soil and organically grown herbs. 
  • be a useful source of nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees, which are in serious decline.