Edible garden

Anjala manor has had an extensive garden in the past. The garden consisted of hundreds of fruit trees, berry bushes and greenhouses for grapes and cucumbers. The garden was taken care of by tenants, as well as other employees. The construction of the Agriculture Institute in the 1950s reduced the garden area and the old garden was gradually lost from the landscape.

Ankkapurha Culture Foundation aims at preserving the cultural heritage of the region. The Foundation wants to restore part of the garden by establishing a new garden to replace the old one that was destroyed. The area that served as a field and a vegetable garden area gradually gets new fruit trees and a variety of garden structures, for example a lilac pergola. The children who take part in camp schools in Anjala Youth Centre and other youth camp groups will plant their own bush or a tree in the garden. The camp school children as well as voluntary work camps and other volunteers will help in planting and taking care of the garden.

The Edible Garden project was funded in 2016 by the North Kymi Growth Association.