Visiting the Kitchen Garden


We organise work sessions for for adults and families at weekends and for schools (see Schools) during the week. Schoolchildren from eight years upwards are welcome; younger children can come with their parents at weekends or to our after-school open sessions.

Duke of Edinburgh Award seekers are most welcome after school in the summer and at weekends in the winter (see Schools) for more information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.

If you don't feel like digging, you are more than welcome to visit the historic garden on one of our Open Days.

Open Work Sessions

Come and dig, plant, pick ... at one of our adult and family open work sessions. It's very informal, with a variety of jobs, and a relaxed atmosphere. Drop in for half an hour, or bring a snack and some water and stay the whole course.

You don't need to come for the whole session, 20 minutes weeding is fine ... children are especially welcome as long as they work and the parents are responsible for them.

Open work sessions are usually held in the afternoon, first Sunday in the month and sometimes more frequently in the summer (see the schedule above). We also have Open Work Sessions on Tuesdays.

Please email to reserve your place, or for additional directions, if necessary.

If you would like a gentle reminder for the next session, please email us to be put on the mailing list.

Open Days

We have three or four open days a year between April and September at which you are welcome to visit and view our progress. The dates are posted on our home page and above. If you'd like a reminder in advance, why not join our mailing list?

But then again, why wait? If you'd like to visit over the winter, or between open days why not stop by for one of our Open Work Sessions (see above, Tuesdays, and usually the first Sunday of the Month)? .

School, Duke of Edinburgh Award & Corporate Sessions

If your school or company would like to visit, please email to discuss your requirements. School sessions are usually held on a Thursday morning during term time.

Duke of Edinburgh Award-seekers are especially welcome. You can join our Open Work Sessions, or our special sessions which are held weekly for two hours in the afternoon during the summer - and at weekends in the winter, when it is too dark to work in the afternoons.

Please see schools for more information or send email to find out more.