A historic orchard is being restored at Russell Gardens in Dover in the latest phase of the Lottery funded restoration of Thomas Mawson's c.1900 design for Kearsney Court gardens. A total of sixty-three fruit trees are being planted, including a variety of apple, pear, and cherry trees.
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These will look good in years to come
Like many on here, I suspect, my scrumping days are long gone. It will be sometime before these trees bear fruit. I wonder if the Dover kids of the future will be able to delight in such activities or, indeed, even if they would want to.
Excellent news. Russel Gardens/Kearsney Abbey really are two of the hidden gems of Dover and much underused.
Perhaps if our local Council and Councillors set about building a Sustrans standard cycle/pedestrian/scooter/wheelchair path from here to the sea-front rather than various other harebrained projects they would find support from Dovorians?
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"You know, there really exist certain people to whom it is assigned, at their birth, to have all sorts of extraordinary things happen to them" Mikhail Lermontov
Yes right Bob.My Son is a keen cyclist .Fifty miles or more usually .The trouble is River and Temple Ewell bare the chaos of extra visitors..We donot even more space covered in tarmac.The beauty is the green of the Parks