Campaigning to save Ryton Organic Garden
The aim of this action group is to bring to the attention of the current trustees the strength of feeling that opposes the sale of Ryton gardens and work with them to help save Ryton Organic Gardens for the future of Garden Organic.
Lawrence Hills established Ryton Gardens in 1985 as home for the charity he founded the Henry Doubleday Research Association, later to become Garden Organic. A year later the gardens opened to the public to promote organic gardening. Upon his death in 1990 his ashes were scattered around the gardens and its future now lies in the hands of the trustees of the charity.
This year (January 2018), to the surprise of many members and supporters the gardens were placed for sale with an estate agent as investment/redevelopment opportunity. Further discussions had taken place with the Local Planning Authority that indicated that they would not oppose residential redevelopment provided “the openness of the green belt” in which the gardens are situated is retained.
Have your say by:-
- Signing the Petition
- Email the Trustees to tell them how you feel
The current trustees of Garden Organic are:-Miss Elaine Margaret ShawMrs Gail ColeshillDr Margaret Lynn EyreMr Martin StottMs Judith WayneMs Phillipa LyonsMrs Naomi L’EstrangeMr Andrew CollinsMr Steve HowellMr Adam AlexanderMr Kevin James Wissett-WarnerDr Tania Elizabeth SayerMrs Marjan Bartlett-Freriks
- Tell us what Ryton Gardens means to you
- Suggestions for Garden Organic
For more information see:-
- Latest News where there are links to information that is currently available and what is happening
- Press & Media for links to coverage in papers and on other media and for press releases