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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 dropped...

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...

Recycling and Upcycling

During your visit to the Pines Calyx you will notice many functional objects from where you wipe your feet, to hang your coat. These unremarkable but essential items have been cleverly recycled from man made and natural materials. Take time to...

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Between Dover & Deal

We opperate on two sites just 4 miles apart off the A258 between Dover and Deal.

St Margaret’s Bay

For the Pines Calyx,
Pines Garden, Tea Room
and Museum

The Pines Garden
Beach Road
St Margaret’s Bay
CT15 6DZ


Rippledown Outdoor Learning Centre

Dover Road
CT14 8HE

The Bay Trust


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