Higham heritage garden officially opened

Cllr Anna Saunston opens the garden
Cllr Anna Saunston opens the garden

A heritage garden in Higham Ferrers has been officially opened.

The Chichele Physic Garden at Chichele College was declared open by Cllr Anna Sauntson, who donated some of her Community Empowerment Fund to the project.

Carol Fitzgerald from the Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership said: “The garden continues to develop.

“The Physic Garden and the Chichele Border are recent creations based upon the designs of Jill Stewart following last year’s project with Moulton College.

“The evening was dedicated as a thank-you to all our invited guests including the volunteers who care for the garden, those who have contributed to the development of Chichele Garden and those who generously opened their garden for the Secret Garden Event in Higham Ferrers last month.

“To accompany the launch of the Physic Garden, Michael Brown of Prebendal Manor gave a talk on the medicinal qualities of the plants grown at the college at the time of Henry Chichele.

“Chichele College and Garden is managed by Higham Ferrers Tourism in partnership with English Heritage.

“The garden is always open for visitors to enjoy its special qualities and unique setting and leaflets giving information about the Physic Garden and the Chichele Border are available in the tourist section of Higham Ferrers Library.”

For more information visit the college garden’s website.