We had a chat with Chris Margrave, Head Gardener at National Trust property Clumber Park, home to the beautiful Walled Kitchen Garden…
How long have you been Head Gardener at the Walled Kitchen Garden in Clumber Park?
It will be 10 years in November. When I started, the lower walled garden was just grass. We began bringing it back under cultivation in the winter of 2005/6, putting back some of the paths and extending the herbaceous borders to run the full length of the garden.
Tell us a bit about the history of the Garden.
The kitchen garden was built in the 1770s and for 150 years was the food superstore of its day, growing