Working to reduce our carbon footprint
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Transition Portishead is committed to encouraging people to buy locally produced food and, wherever possible, to grow their own. For five years we have planted a few of the High Street planters with herbs and vegetables.
To help in their bid to gain national recognition by the Royal Horticultural Society permission was given by the Town Council for Portishead in Bloom to cultivate a piece of land adjacent to the library. Transition Portishead contributed to the success of the venture by building, planting and maintaining six raised vegetable beds.
In 2016 we have been awarded an ‘outstanding’ certificate by the Royal Horticultural Society.
We have brought back to life a hidden gem of a garden by creating a border of herbs and flowers, a raised bed of vegetables, and a fern and wild strawberries stumpery under the Yew tree.
For three years a ‘thriving’ certificate was awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in its ‘Its Your Neighbourhood’ category.
With Portishead in Bloom we have planted 17 nut trees between Rodmoor Garden and the Bowls Club.
Are you interested in growing herbs and vegetables?
Please come and help us at the Town Garden
Contact us: 01275 844401
All the vegetables and herbs were grown from seed and plants replaced when produce had been harvested.
Town Garden in 2016
Made in North Somerset weekend.
Preparing to press apples at Tyntesfield.
An estimated 1,000 people sampled the apple juice.