9 July 2015

Canterbury Christ Church University and Faversham Nursery

Organised by:

Canterbury Christ Church Uni and then Sandbanks Farm

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A visit to Canterbury Christ Church University and Edward Vinson Propagation. The later nursery is where Edward Vinson began breeding and propagation approximately 30 years ago. 10 years ago it only produced strawberry plants but today it also produces raspberries. This visit provides an opportunity to see the propagation of strawberry plants, including inside Edward Vinson everbearer and outside junebearer tray strawberries.

The starting point will be the main entrance of the Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Campus, which has a circular fountain. The gateway is the fourth entrance about halfway up the flint wall which is the boundary of the campus  on North Holmes Road. 

The nearest car park to North Holmes Road is the one on the ring road under the walls. There are always pay and display spaces available on North Holmes Road but it is only for 2 hours. For a map and further details click here.


Event Day

Event Section
Assemble & coffee at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)
Visit to CCCU - led by Joanna Wood Dr David Ponsonby will address the group followed by a tour of the University
Lunch at Macknade Fine Foods, Selling Road, Faversham Well worth as visit – lunch or not!
Visit to Edward Vinson Propagation, Faversham- led by Sean Figgis, Director Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
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Venue and Contact

Canterbury Christchurch University

Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road
Canterbury CT1 1QU
Please click here for a location map

Sandbanks Farm, Sandbanks Lane
Graveney, Faversham
Kent, ME13 9DH
Please click here for a location map

Tony Girard

Tel: +44 (0) 1798 813641

Email: tony.girard@btinternet.com

£5 payable on the day

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