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Global Garden at the Selby Centre hosts plenty of shrubs and vegetables – check out a few examples of what we're growing below!

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Pear Tree

Used for: Cakes, puddings, medicines & more

Harvests: Summer - Autumn

One of the most popular fruits grown at Global Garden are Pears. They are highly decorative thanks to their spring display of blossom, and handsome when in full leaf during the Summer and Autumn. These are amongst the easiest vegetation to grow at Global Garden, and the Pear Trees can be extremely rewarding.

Lavender

Used for: Perfumes, medicines & more

Harvests: Spring & Summer

This is a flower renowned for its wonderful, and relaxing scent.Lavender is an easy-to-grow shrub that thrives in a sunny spot, in free-draining soil or a container. Lavender is great for attracting all manner of wildlife - especially bees and butterflies. Taller Lavender is used as formal hedging plants, and the smaller lavender varieties are used as short hedging and edging around flower beds and borders.

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Cherry Tree

Used for: Cakes, Puddings & more

Harvests: October

Cherries are a delicious fruit and are grown at Global Garden as a small open tree. Cherries are great for cooking, making delicious jam and using in cakes. The Cherries typically flower early in the year with blossom.

 

Typically, depending on how cold or mild a Winter is, Blossom can appear as early as March, or last as late as May. The tree on average blossoms for about two weeks. Bees play an integral role in the bloom of our beloved cherry blossoms and are vital for urban ecosystems to thrive, so a lot of the flowers in the garden help support the local ecosystem within the garden.

In the garden, the Cherry Tree’s are planted on slightly higher ground – this gives them the advantage of avoiding frost in more low lying areas in the Spring that can cause frost damage to blossom, lowering the overall fruit crop. The Cherry Tree is often pruned in order to produce a good harvest of the fruit.

Love-in-the-Mist

Used for: Perfumes, medicines & more

Harvests: Spring & Summer

Love-in-the-mist grows upright to heights of from one to two feet and produces flowers in cooling shades of white, blue, pink and purple. Typically, in the Global Garden, we have Blue coloured Love-in-a-mist flowers! The flowers are great, serving as a prolific re-seeder, and like most of the other flowers and vegetation in the garden, attract few pests. The flowers are a popular honeybee visit, supporting and improving the local bio-diversity.

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Elderberry

Used for: Pastas, wraps, dips & more

Harvests: All year

It is well known for its nutritional qualities and has always been regarded as a plant with remarkable abilities to restore energy. Spinach is one of the most versatile and rewarding vegetables. Eating Spinach may benefit your eyesight, help to reduce oxidative stress and help to reduce blood pressure levels, among other health functions.

Spinach

Used for: Pastas, wraps, dips & more

Harvests: All year

It is well known for its nutritional qualities and has always been regarded as a plant with remarkable abilities to restore energy. Spinach is one of the most versatile and rewarding vegetables. Eating Spinach may benefit your eyesight, help to reduce oxidative stress and help to reduce blood pressure levels, among other health functions.

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Tomatoes

Used for: Cakes, puddings, medicines & more

Harvests: October

One of the most popular fruits grown at Global Garden are Pears. They are highly decorative thanks to their spring display of blossom, and handsome when in full leaf during the Summer and Autumn. These are amongst the easiest vegetation to grow at Global Garden, and the Pear Trees can be extremely rewarding.

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