Work is set to begin on a medieval-style garden which has been in the pipeline for five years. Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership is set to develop the garden in the grounds of Chichele College in the town.
The partnership has been given a grant of more than £21,000 from The Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces initiative for the project. The cash will pay for work including hard landscaping.
The rest of the project will be paid for using a donation from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund and cash raised through fundraising events. Many of the plants will be paid for by people who have pledged cash towards a plant.
Chichele College was founded in 1425 by Higham’s most famous son, Archbishop Henry Chichele, and was used to house secular canons.
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