Kitchen Garden Weekend
June 24 2011 09:00 to June 26 2011 17:00 • Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Type: Garden shows
The current Kitchen Garden, designed and planted in 1990, is a re-creation of how the long-lost Victorian potager might have been.
Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June
(Free entry to HHA members on these days. Telegraph Subscribers offer, Times + Subscriber offer and CPRE offer are all valid during this time).
There is evidence of gardening at Pashley from the 16th Century however the gardens fell into disrepair before, during and after World War II when soldiers were housed there. When the current owners started work on the gardens, in 1981, they were wild, but over the next ten years they worked on and expanded them, opening the doors to public visits in 1992.
The current Kitchen Garden, designed and planted in 1990, is a re-creation of how the long-lost Victorian potager might have been. In June the Kitchen Garden, hidden within its soft pink brick walls, is full of fresh produce and flowers that supply the café and feed the house. Espaliered pear trees and vine arches welcome you to the Kitchen Garden; scented and colourful sweet peas grown on tall bamboo pyramids flourish at each corner. Many different types of lettuce and salad jostle for space with parsley, chives, coriander and other herbs, while artichokes and early courgettes, peas, beans and beetroot cohabit with soft fruits which make visitors gasp with envy.
For this weekend there will be practical advice from experts; a focus on how the produce from the garden is used and an emphasis on local produce - including the local honey and homemade chutney sold in the gift shop.
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex, United Kingdom