The Walled Garden Project

The Walled Garden Project is a registered charity that uses part of the Lizard Wood on the Bradford Estate. Set up in 2004, we offer alternative education to adults and young people with learning difficulties.

The Project achieved charitable status in March 2005 and soon after this was able to secure tenure on the new site at Coppice Green Lane, Cramp Pool, Shifnal, Shropshire. The six acre site now features a kitchen walled garden with fruit, vegetable, herb and community areas.

 

Outside the walled garden is the ‘heritage variety' fruit walk, school allotments, perennial long borders, a themed ‘wartime' garden, 3 acre meadow for sheep grazing, Polytunnel, 3 indoor learning spaces - woodworking shop, craft room and multi use workshop, 1930's themed tea room and kitchen, 2 compost toilets and portacabin which house the charity's offices.  

By kind permission of Bradford Estates, The Walled Garden Project can also offer beneficiaries, staff and volunteers the opportunity to take part in conservation projects in the surrounding woodland. These woodlands are not open for public use so offer a very special and unique environment in which to learn new skills such as photography, coppicing, bird watching, forest school activities, orienteering and building habitat piles. In one of the woodlands a storytelling amphitheatre has been created as well as sheltered areas for outdoor eating, weather protection or just chilling.