This group was newly established in Spring 2012. They have
been given permission to garden the huge walled garden, about
three quarters of an acre, at Ingersley Hall (Savio House). The
site is magnificently located on a south west facing slope and
surrounded by high and protective walls. Although derelict at the
start, all the basic infrastructure is still in place. Once the
overgrowth of grasses and weeds has been removed there will no
doubt be a garden of excellent soil in which to grow superb vegetables,
fruit and flowers.
KRIV stands for Kerridge Ridge & Ingersley Vale which was the
title of a restoration project that very successfully improved
the infrastructure and environment in those places over five years
in the 2000s. The project established a committed group of practical
people who undertook much of the physical work required to implement
the KRIV project. When that project ended (they had only five years
funding) the group decided to continue their regular weekly working
parties in the area, and elsewhere in Bollington, and have done
sterling work over the past three years.
Their base has always
been at Ingersley Hall (Savio House) and they have done a great
deal of good work on the Ingersley estate. They have long recognised
the wasted resource that was once a wonderful productive walled
garden and they have now obtained permission from the Catholic
church authorities to bring the garden back into productive use
The garden is a community partnership project involving local
volunteers and the Salesians of Don Bosco at Savio House in Rainow
parish. Anyone who
wants to contribute their labour will be welcome and the products
of the garden will be available to anyone who contributes and for
sale to the local community.
Work is being carried out every week and progress can be followed
on their blog, link below.
Additional active members are eagerly
sought by this group!
(Please DO NOT contact Savio House about this project)
Change of contact, awaiting new information.
Please note: There is presently no
public access permitted to this garden.