Alford Manor House in fruit cage sponsor

A fruit cage was donated to Alford Manor House by Fairburns.'Pictured: Grant Allan with Daniel and Sarah Fairburn.
A fruit cage was donated to Alford Manor House by Fairburns.'Pictured: Grant Allan with Daniel and Sarah Fairburn.
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Seasonal fruits will be able to grow and blossom within an Alford garden thanks to a kind sponsor of equipment.

A fruit cage was placed in the Alford Manor House for use in its stunning gardens, which will allow for blackberries, raspberries and other wild varieties to grow.

It was kindly sponsored by LJ Fairburn & Son Ltd, the Alford poultry farmers, to help the manor house to improve the things it can grow and sell.

Grant Alan, chair of the Alford & District Civic Trust, met with Daniel and Sarah Fairburn last Tuesday to thank them for their help.

“It will help protect the soft fruits which will add to the types of produce we can grow in the manor house gardens,” said volunteer Janett Thornalley.

“The produce is used in the kitchen and we use home grown vegetables to make the food sold to the general public,” Janett added.

“We are very grateful to LJ Fairburn & Son Ltd for their kind sponsorship of the fruit cage,” she added.

During recent years, the gardens have been beautifully maintained, which was recognised in the East Midlands in Bloom competition held earlier this year when it gained a judges award in the small town category.

Visit the manor house website for more details at www.alfordmanorhouse.co.uk.