Wolterton Hall

Just a few minutes up the road from our St. Jude's Gallery in Itteringham is Wolterton Hall. A beautiful estate built by Thomas Ripley in the 1720s for Horatio Walpole: politician, diplomat  and younger brother to Britain's first Prime Minister - Sir Robert Walpole.

Last Sunday, Wolterton Hall's walled kitchen garden opened its gates to the public as part of their annual Organic Garden Event. I hadn't visited before and didn't know what to expect but the day was thoroughly enjoyable and insightful for anyone - green fingered or not.

We stumbled across David Barker, the organic farmer at Wolterton talking about the importance of soil, its quality and how we must 'feed' it. He also showed us just how much soil is on our planet using an apple to represent Earth. I found this clip on You Tube which explains what David demonstrated to us. Fascinating stuff.