The focus of The Garden is wildlife friendly and productive. The two aims are often at odds, but despite the difficulties and necessary compromises, we are up for the challenge!
The garden is a resource where people can learn about gardening and wildlife considerations, produce fruit and vegetables and sample their efforts, and enjoy a beautiful garden designed to be both therapeutic and accessible. A polytunnel and garden workshop provide shelter and allow activity and participation in all weathers.
We are still finding our feet and looking to sales of produce such as herbs, fruit bushes and salad to fund the ongoing costs of the garden.
The garden is fairly small, at around 170 square metres, but as a learning resource, we are hoping to make this a transferable learning resource to help and inspire people in their own gardens and to show what is possible. Starting small and doing it well is what we try to achieve.
The garden will continue the theme of the site, using natural methods of fertility building and physical and cultural techniques for pest control, rather than chemical approaches. It will be a healthy place to spend time and to eat from!
We are very happy to be contacted regarding interests that you have in aspects of The Garden House project and how you or people you know can become involved. Linking with other people and projects is what brings the project alive and adds value to what we do.
If you are interested in buying produce or have suggestions for produce outlets, then please contact us.