Why Oaks Barn Farm is so suited to Growing
Found this Lovely text around The Vale of Evesham
Watered by the River Avon and bound by the Cotswolds, Bredon and the Malverns, lies the horticultural Vale of Evesham. For centuries the Vale of Evesham has been regarded as the fruit and vegetable basket of England and has provided fertile soil that supports the growing communities.
Evesham and its surrounding area have gained a much sought after reputation for producing the highest quality produce. To help you enjoy the incredible quality of the Vale’s produce, the Vale Trail has been designed to give you an enhanced horticultural experience – just a taste of what the area has to offer.
History of Vale Horticulture
The Vale of Evesham has long been famous for its high fertility. Labelled as the ‘Garden of England’ and ‘Eden of Fertility’ the horticulture in the Vale of Evesham can be tracked as far back as the early 19th century. In 1805 it was evident that asparagus, cucumber and onions were grown in considerable scales within the Vale of Evesham before being sent to Birmingham markets for sale. From 1825 gardening spread to the villages on the east side of Evesham and Badsey became the new centre of development. At the same time the railway came to Evesham and in 1852 the Worcester to Oxford line opened, marking the beginning of the ‘modern’ period of Evesham horticulture. By 1845 it was believed that the Vale’s garden ground amounted to over 500 acres providing the foundations for its growing horticulture. Before the 14th century, the climate in Western Europe was much warmer than today. Many orchards would have been covered with varieties of plums, apples, almonds, grape vines, cherries, chestnuts, pears, walnuts,mulberry trees, gooseberries and strawberries some of which can still be seen!
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