Outside the main town centre, in Conduit Lane, opposite Coombe Woods is the Central Nursery. In the past the council grew all the plants that were used in the public realm for parks and spaces even roundabouts and verges. The plants were grown under glass in eleven huge glasshouses which are still there today. Empty, unused and generally used for storage of old broken, park benches and bits of machinery.
There is the intention to bring one or some of these glasshouses back in to use to enable food growing. More food grown locally is one of the outcomes of the Food Flagship Programme.
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