The HoBB Garden.

Original Garden Plan

 

 

 

KEY:

1: Summer Bod with views towards the source of the Ffrwdwen Brook
2. Studio
2a. Original Sheep Bod (presently housing plans of the World of Water Aquaponic units)
3. Wood Store. Wood Bods. To include greenhouse over grey water store.
4.  Kudo cooking station
5.  UV filter and Tank Bod
6.  East Spring  with water storage and distribution tanks
7.  Grass composting and Willow Wood store.
8.  West Spring and store for road run-off water.
9.  Streamline Green water collection.
10. Embankment steps leading from greenery & hide into pond.
11. Old seed bods – now greenhouse for vegetables above wicking beds.
12. Water bod site for new natural pond with duckboat.

Not labelled on map:
13. Two-Oak Spring
14. Hedera Walk
15. Fruit Garden Screenhouse
16. W.E.T. system and osier bed
17. Road run-off water collection tank
18. Vineyard (Privately owned)

The HoBB Gardens are in their infancy, sandwiched between the remains of the C12th Castle of Cnwclas, one mile to the East, and the original site of its vineyards to the West.

The history of the castle and its medieval vineyards remains underground but  the whole area is thought to have been first tended by the Monks of Abbey Cwmhir when they built their HQ in the Teme valley two miles down the road.

Most of the original farm layout has been retained and there’s still evidence of some 18th Century plantings. During the renovations, we are designing around existing features, levels and planting. Two new terraces are being added to extend the gardens (left) towards the South.

Here, everything is done ‘bit by bit’, and from early Spring each year, friends and student volunteers visit (via helpx.net and wwoof.org) to enjoy the HoBB Gardens and lend a hand with restoration and construction plans.

Garden Phase I – the harmony of Wood with Stone
Many elements are working in unison to create the HoBB.  The ‘five early elements’  of EARTH,  WOOD,  WATER . FIRE  & METAL are all here to be enjoyed at the HoBB.  Certainly all FLORA, and FAUNA, have increased since we started to put our energies into the gardens. We have created a range of new ‘habitats’ for wildlife from ‘land reefs’ to ‘stone shelters’. More are planned so that the land provides food, shelter, niche habitats and wide variety of conditions for landscape harmony.

We keep track of what we are achieving using a large 300+ section grid of the site. As it is too large to view on your screen in any useful size, here is an example of fifteen of the sections: (shown below in a small scale)

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The HoBB garden is open, by arrangement, From Spring to late October.

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FAQ: What is a “Project House”?

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At the HoBB, we  help Projects along their way
– spending just hours on some and years on those that are on-going.

And annually, many visiting students from around the World help us to grow the HoBB Project House into an ever better place of useful action.

By keeping this balance of helping and being-helped, we make happy progress. We never know or pre-judge what project is around the next corner so it could be your project.

If your project is yet to start, some way along its progress, or even on-hold, you may need some space to do some fresh thinking on it. You can find this at the HoBB Project House by ‘dropping-in’ for a cuppa and a chat or by taking a break for a couple of days to concentrate on your Project, away from the distractions of regular home-work-life.

Whatever stage your Project has reached, you will find it of interest to receive new input, new ideas and new insights. We’re great at providing all three and more. [We are happy to sign a non-disclosure form – see a FREE example by clicking on ‘non-disclosure form’ link at the bottom of this page]

“There are several Project Houses in the World but nearly all of them
are linked to large city companies and therefore, situated in large cities.”

Our Project House, The HoBB, is hidden away in peaceful, beautiful countryside where time ‘stops’ long enough to allow your project to surface fully, without distraction.

So when you need a break and really want to concentrate on your Project away from the distractions of everyday life, come to The HoBB, a traditional stone farmhouse with open fires and a host of fresh country creature comforts – a very green location for your ever greener shoots to grow.

Contact me and let’s:
* compare diaries
* book a time and date and
* get ready for your first HoBB visit and think-over.

I also work online to provide assistance to overseas projects using dropbox, passworded client folders on our server along with phone, email and messaging via linkedin and twitter.

For a quick online guide to our services and productions, visit ‘What we do‘ which summarises the categories located top right on menu bar.

For our advance programme news, visit ‘What’s next’ for a list of forthcoming projects and new contacts required.

Send a comment to us.

See also:
Becoming a Friend of the HoBB

Posted by Grant

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