Spring in the Greyfriars garden
The garden at Greyfriars is a hidden gem, tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of the Worcester high streets. This time of year, the transformation is quite staggering and provides an antidote to the wintery grey and gloom that has out-stayed its welcome this Spring.
As we approach the long-awaited summer, the garden is blossoming and blooming. The bulbs, which for many months have lain dormant in the beds, have now exploded into beautiful alliums and peonies. The roses are also starting to climb the walls adding some stunning spots of colour to the timber frame of the building.
Visitors might be surprised to learn that the garden was not always this beautiful and developed. The garden as it is seen today was created and devised in the 1950s after a row of 10 blind-backed houses were brought down.
A few glances around the garden demonstrate the theme of recycling and Elsie Moore’s dedication to reusing and repurposing. A garden fountain is made out of a fire place and bricks from the original blind-backed houses have been used to create sheltered garden spaces, allowing for a bit of shade on hot summery days.
The garden is a welcome oasis for all, providing a lawn for garden games but also allowing more intimate areas to escape and explore as we head towards the height of summer.