Cromarty Gardening Allotments - Cromarty Estate Old Walled Garden?
The recently formed Cromarty Allotments and Gardens Society is looking for ground around the town which might be suitable (and available) for allotments and as a community garden where those without land of their own can grow their own produce, flowers and fruit. It's pretty difficult to find somewhere which is large enough and within the environs of the town so that access is easy.
This photo shows a piece of land that the society feels is absolutely ideal for the purpose - the old walled garden adjacent to the Brewery. It's handy for all, very sheltered and sunny, and having been used for a very similar purpose in the past, would be a relatively easy piece of land to get back into good order. Sadly, though it has lain fallow and unproductive for many years, the owner is not currently supportive of the idea of a community garden here. Hopefully he'll change his mind.
In the meantime, you can learn more about the society and its aims on the new web site - www.cromartygardening.com. If you'd like to join, or have any suggestions about suitable land, please contact the society's secretary.
View picture #1138 and picture #989 for an idea of how it used to look.
Albums: Gardens, Plants & Trees
Groups: Cromarty House and Gardens