Kitchen Garden

How to visit

Our Kitchen Garden will be open from Thursday 28 March.

Entry is Free.

Opening Hours are Thursday–Sunday, 10.30am–3.30pm.

About the Kitchen Garden

From berries and edible flowers, to pumpkins and grains, you’ll find something to delight you all year round in the Kitchen Garden! A walled haven with a 350-year history, this is a thriving, productive space, where local community groups meet, garden, get creative and feel at ease. It’s also where we grow a broad range of produce for sale and for donation to local food charities.

You can find peace and inspiration here, find out more about how food gets from the ground to our plates, and see our gardeners at work.

With diverse seasonal planting, new plants blooming and harvesting taking place at least nine months of the year, no week is ever the same in the Kitchen Garden. We are constantly evolving to adapt to our community’s needs and responding to the impact of climate change. By investing in the future of this 17th century space, we will ensure it remains a useful, welcoming, sustainable and beautiful place to visit for generations to come.

What will you experience when you visit?

  • Meet our gardeners and talk to them about their work
  • Watch the garden change week to week
  • Find opportunities to taste and pick your own food
  • Fresh, seasonal, produce will be for sale from 11am on Thursday and Saturdays at the entrance to the Kitchen Garden (please note, we exclusively accept card payments for produce transactions).

A walled haven

Our vision for the kitchen garden is to continue to evoke history and be inspired by it. This space designed in the 17th century for productivity and for people to spend time in, remains fit for its original purpose. We are creating new memories and traditions, adapting to climate changes and our communities’ needs, providing a beautiful, diverse, and changing walled haven.

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