Welcome to The Bay Trust

We are an environmental education, conservation and preservation charity established nearly 50 years ago. As CEO, my aim is to work collaboratively with communities to co-create new approaches to managing our natural environment and making the most of opportunities to inspire social action and impact for community health and wellbeing together. Principally we believe in the fundamental development of children and young people to learn through nature and to develop skills that will help them to find work, build resilience and be the innovative leaders of the future.

Schools

Residential & day outdoor learning

Learn together, live together & experience nature

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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 dropped...

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...

Recycling and Upcycling

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...

Find us

Between Dover & Deal

We operate 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
Dover
CT15 6DZ

Ringwould

Rippledown Outdoor Learning Centre

Rippledown
Dover Road
Ringwould
Deal
CT14 8HE

The Bay Trust

Rippledown