Burr Street

Burr Street raised beds

Three planters on Burr Street Square High Town Road, 2 minutes walk from the main railway station, opposite Lagoa and Zarki cafes.

About this garden

3 brick-built planters focusing on herbs and some showy vegetables like artichokes and tomatoes.

Pros & cons

  • perfect to stop for a chat and a cuppa

  • looked after people from Lagoa Cafe, Zarki Cafe and NOAH enterprise

  • cigarette butts can be a problem

What's growing this season


  • Rhubarb

  • Strawberries

  • White currant


  • Broad Beans

  • Artichokes

  • Tomatoes

Herbs and flowers

  • Lavender

  • Mint

  • Parsley (tbp)

  • Chives

  • Tarragon (tbp)

  • Thyme

  • Oregano

  • Corianter (tbp)

  • sunflowers (tbp)

tbp=to be planted


The beds have undergone quite a few changes. The original planters were knocked down when the square was redeveloped in 2019/20. The photo shows the original beds with 'low maintenance' prickly shrubs and a small trees.


This photo shows the 'first incarnation' of our garden. Since the beds were removed and rebuilt, we have yet to bring it back into shape, but you can already see our work.

Longer-term plans

Water & workshops

Hoping to install some rainwater harvesting with local businesses.

The square would be perfect to run some workshops and crafts like tying lavender, woodruff and herb bunches, making wreaths or tying willow stars in winter.

Pollinator and potato patch

Laying the cross-paths

Young lavender

Waiting for broad beans