Supporting the Halesworth Museum's Malt Experience at the Cut and their complimentary trail around the Town.
Halesworth in Bloom will be supporting this important and very exciting project in several ways. Firstly we are working to improve the floral ambience outside The Cut Maltings and The New Cut itself. Look at the new exit garden created by us for the sheltered bungalow on the corner with the Norwich Road and sponsored by the Cut. At the Cut we want to add planting such as barley and poppies to give a flavour of the raw ingredient barley before it is malted.
Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 13,000 years ago. Barley is used , as a source of fermentable material for beer which is the process going on in all our Town Maltings in the past.
Locally the malted barley was carried in wherries down to the sea along our old Navigation Canal through locks like the one at the entrance to the Town Park at Langley Quay - (why it is called a Quay.)
An outline wherry the exact length of 40 feet is being placed in our Park beside the Path leading to the Millennium Green entrance. it will be made from locally sourced wood with a steel inlay map to show the whole Navigation with all the locks from Halesworth to Southwold.
inside this outline Halesworth in Bloom will be planting low red sedums to indicate the cargo of malted barley in sacks.