Fruit and Vegetable patch

As the years go by we enjoy growing vegetables more and more. We are very successful at growing most vegetables however it is a long way to the veg. patch from the kitchen - it is not unusual for us to dig up parsnips in the winter by torchlight and in the summer to find that the salads have gone over before we have picked them! We have most success with vegetables that will tolerate resting in the ground like leeks, parsnips and potatoes. We grow quite a lot of rather unusual vegetables such as sweetcorn, butternut squash and Jerusalem artichokes.
Most of the vegetables are grown in a deep bed system where the beds are very thoroughly prepared in the first year and then just top dressed in subsequent years. We try hard not to walk on the beds, it really makes a difference as the soil never gets compacted, drains very well and seeds germinate well too.

We also grow vegetables in "the field", where there is plenty of space to expand; our marrows are something to write home about but you wouldn’t want to include one as an enclosure!

Our orginal veg plot and our current veg plot.


Forward to the small Woodland area
Back to the Hot bed

NGS open days in 2021:

Sunday February 21st (11.00am-3.00pm) - Hot Soup may be available (hopefully!)
Monday May 31st (12.00pm-5.00pm)

Sunday July 11th (12.00pm-5.00pm)

Thursday September 9th (12.00pm-5.00pm) - A midweek opening

Delicious home-made cakes with tea or coffee available.

Entrance £4 children free, all takings (entry, teas and plants) to the NGS.

We are also open for the NGS by arrangement, (for groups of 10 or more - adm £7 incl home-made teas and guided tour)

Thank you for your visit

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