Hall Grange have a grant to revitalise the seven acre garden created by Rev. William Wilks (2nd St John’s Vicar) and Bernard has invited Alice Henry, the Head Gardener to tidy and replant the Wilks grave plot with Shirley Poppies.Alice is meeting Bernard in the churchyard on Sunday afternoon and they will join the Tea Room folk for a chat about the scheme and a St John’s link. The Fellowship Group are planning a Sunday Ramble soon to explore the Hall Grange Garden and return for tea and cakes.
Work began on Sunday to replant the Shirley Poppies around our former Vicar’s grave. The Revd Wilks was a renowned horticulturist, who developed the Shirley Poppy from 1880 onwards.
For more information on The Revd Wilks’ early ecological garden at Hall Grange, click here http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.php?ID=CRO033
Keep up with the project here – this link will take you to the Methodists’ website about The Wilderness Project to revitalise the garden at Hall Grange https://www.mha.org.uk/news-and-views/latest-news/news_archive/reclaiming-wilderness/