Photos by Barry Hawkins.
Rye Community Centre was once again the venue for the annual flower and vegetable show. Entries from residents of Rye and beyond brought their flowers, veg, handicraft and cookery produce to compete in 56 classes. Despite the challenging growing conditions this year, the standard of the Flowers and Vegetables was impressively high. Continue reading Rye Gardeners Show Off Their Produce
A Book by Heather Grief, in aid of the Bohemia Walled Garden Association
Tony May wrote about the Bohemia Walled Garden Association in Hastings Town’s April issue. The Association is making good progress and Hastings Borough Council has repaired a hole in the south wall. St. Mary Star of the Sea school children are tending a plot in the walled garden, and enjoy watching the progress of Ray Grief’s sunflower plants – they are a lot taller than the ones at home because the soil is very fertile through long years of cultivation. Continue reading Bohemia Farm To Summerfields Estate
by Elizabeth Nathaniels
Behind the tall, Victorian, pastel coloured terraces which line the seafront at St Leonards-on-Sea, there is a gem of a unique Regency new town. At the back of the Royal Victoria Hotel, the steeply rising ground is carved and moulded into charming gardens with villas and terraces scattered in and around the green. After a massive Heritage Lottery Fund sponsored makeover, they are now to be re-opened on June 21, 2008, by Roddy Llewellyn and descendants of the original architects during a day of festivities. Continue reading St Leonards Gardens Renovated
By Jim Hollands
Doubters have said that Rye will not be capable of winning the ‘Britain in Bloom Competition’ at the first attempt. Don’t let the pupils of the Thomas Peacocke hear them. Continue reading Thomas Peacocke Pupils Getting Rye to Bloom