- Food Production
We started working with Cambs Cuisine at The Tickell Arms in Whittlesford, near Cambridge at the beginning of 2017. As they had been awarded “The Best Employers of the Year” award in Cambridge the previous year, they seemed an ideal partnership.
One of the Directors, Oliver Thain, was very aware the gardens were in need of a little “refreshment” following the refurbishment of this lovely pub. The fence had been replaced in places, but there was huge untapped potential just waiting to be developed for staff and clients alike.
We developed a plan that respected some of the ancient trees, established planting and wildlife rich areas and extended the food growing resources. The Chef at The Tickell Arms was very keen to use freshly grown herbs, salads and vegetables in the menu and you couldn’t get much fresher than food grown on site!
Around the beautiful pond feature the climbing roses needed pruning and re-training. Additional raised beds were added pond-side to extend the vertical planting options.
Further beds were added next to the pavilion garden, with integral seating and trellis, in readiness for those Beer Festivals & Summer sunshine – when everyone pours out to sit in the gardens. A large fruit cage was added to add red, white and black-currants to the fresh fruit on the menu.
Bird and bat boxes were popped up in trees and on walls to extend biodiversity and a child-friendly insect hotel made out of recycled materials was sited in full view of the seating areas.
A Staff Wellbeing Package was commissioned, in recognition of the need to introduce preventative healthcare strategies in place before the full-on Summer season kicks in. If only all employers were so passionate about the well-fare of their staff!
Our team has thoughourly enjoyed working with such a progressive company and the Greener Growth Makeover at The Tickell Arms has been so well received we are now discussing working on some of their other sites. Greener Growth continues to do what we do best – grow!
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