Albion Court

Albion Court

Around the corner from Lagoa Cafe, at the entrance to Albion Court

About this garden

Albion Court is a small but perfectly formed mini-orchard, herb and vegetable plot.

Planting style is relaxed, with 3 fruit trees at the back and artichokes at the front bringing structure and height. A wood chip path and stepping stones allow access, and the rest is easily accessible from the outside of this brick raised bed.


Woodchip path

Relaxed companion planting

Apple and pear trees

Kitchen herbs

What you can do here

  • Join our gardening sessions

  • Water in your own time

  • Marvel at the artichoke flowers

  • Help yourself to kitchen herbs (parsley and chives love being cut)

  • Pick litter when you walk past (nearest bins are on the way to Burr Street)


What's growing this season

Fruit

  • Apple

  • Pear

  • Gooseberry

  • Strawberry

  • Blackcurrant

Veg

  • Artichoke

  • Fennel

  • Spinach

  • Curly Kale

  • Chard

  • Broad and field beans

  • Rocket leaf


Herbs and flowers

  • Honesty

  • Mint

  • Parsley

  • Lemon Balm

  • Rosemary

  • Poppy flowers


What's great here

  • sheltered position

  • great mix of height and textures

  • nice to sit in the sun on the wall

What's challenging here

  • notorious for fly tipping on one corner

  • currently no water nearby

Longer-term plans

Water butts

We'd love to work with Albion Court residents to install a number of water butts so we can fill up our watering cans.

Watch this space.