An organic garden in winter

An organic garden in winter

  Winter Maintenance The gardeners and volunteers have got stuck into winter maintenance – clearing and pruning, path and border edging, deadheading, mulching, weeding, leaf collecting and composting. The last of the leaves on the trees have nearly all...
Garen to Plate

Garen to Plate

The Garden and Tea Room are at the heart of our ‘garden-to-plate’ food project. Making use of the fruit, vegetables and salads grown by our gardeners and volunteers, the menu changes daily depending on what’s fresh from the garden. We compost all organic vegetable...
Growing organic veg in July

Growing organic veg in July

  Cucumbers To keep your cucumbers sweet, remember to pinch off the male flowers.  You can see the tiny baby cucumber at the base of female flowers so you should be able to easily tell the difference.   Keep your cucumbers tied in and take off and burn any leaves...

Farewell to our Elms

Just before Christmas 2014 we received some bad news. The eight Elm trees in the Pines Garden had become infected with Dutch Elm Disease. Following consultation with the Tree Officer of Dover District Council we were instructed to remove all eight trees. At around 50...

Grass Labyrinth

The first labyrinth is believed to have been created some 3400 years ago in Knossos. Since then, many labyrinths have been created, used and known as places for spiritual practice. It is found among many cultures such as; Native American, Indian, African, Celtic,...