NL Doet – Frankendael orchards

Friday March 10th, between 17.00 and 18.30, we will be working in the Frankendael orchards,  as part of NL Doet 2017. The event is sponsored by Oranjefonds and will enable us to increase the biodiversity of these quiet gardens by adding more edible and medicinal perennial herbs.

Hornbeam and parterre garden frankendael orchards

We’ve been adding plants to these gardens over the past two years.  It’s always a lovely green space but we really need more flowers to be available for pollinators.

On Friday March 10th, there will be organic herb plants to dig in to the gardens and seeds to sow. It would be great if you can join us!

If you would like to come along, either send us an email riverofherbs@gmail.com or register via the NLdoet website.

Photo credit - Peter Elenbaas

Photo credit – Peter Elenbaas

Everyone is welcome and no experience is needed! This is a place to meet other gardeners, listen to bird song and enjoy lush green space in the city.

We are looking forward to welcoming some new faces to this relaxed community garden in Park Frankendael.

Photo credit - Ioana cristina musat

Photo credit – Ioana cristina musat

The RoH orchard gardens were put into our care in April 2014. They are hidden behind Huize Frankendael, are owned by gemeente Amsterdam and are open day and night, everyday.  The RoH orchards team meets there on Wednesday mornings, all year round. Sometimes there is a lot of green work to be done,  other times in the cold and dark we simply check on the gardens before having a drink and chat.

Dorette orchard flowers

During the late spring and summer 2017 we would like to restart a regular weekend gardening session. If you fancy joining that, please let us know!

 

 

 

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