Tourism hosts BBC Radio Northampton’s Gardeners Question Time at the College with an invited audience of community gardeners and the panel chaired by Johnnie Amos consisting of Susie Pasley –Tyler, Kathy Brown, Nicholas Warliker and Becky Peace


The border in bloom


The planting of the Physic Garden is completed by the volunteer Garden Group with an official opening by Anna Sauntson whose Community Empowerment Fund paid for its creation.

Before the opening, Michael Brown of Prebendal Manor educates garden lovers as to the uses of plants in the Physic Garden particularly the  medicinal qualities of plants grown in medieval times.

  • Physic Garden and Chichele Border leaflet published
  • Craft Fair held in garden as part of Higham’s Secret Garden Event


Garden Fair

  • Exhibition of the Physic Garden and the Chichele and Altar Border designs.
  • Community planting begins on the Physic garden with its designer

  • Tray Garden Exhibition – sponsored by Waitrose and Cork and Collage Workshop. 

  • Painting demonstrations and workshops for adults – given by Derek Oliver.


  • Eventide – contemporary dance staged at twilight
  • Iris bloom in the wide trellis border


  • Permission granted by English Heritage to clear and plant a Physic Garden, designed by Jill Stewart in the corner of the grassed recreational area.