Friday 2nd June 2023
With summer in full swing, the Holt Farm and the Yeo Valley Organic Garden gates have reopened for 2023 with plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.
Based in the heart of the North Somerset countryside in Blagdon, the garden is one of only a handful of ornamental organic gardens certified by the Soil Association. Its 6.5 acres sit within the Yeo Valley Organic’s own farm and is the family home of the eponymous dairy brand. There is also the Cake Hole Tearoom and shop to explore.
Keep scrolling for our round-up of new and returning events for the 2023 season. Pre-booking is essentail and more details are available for each event on the come and visit us page.
New for 2023 season – Yeo Valley Supper Club, £40pp
Dine with us at HQ Canteen and be part of our new Supper Clubs, celebrating the best in seasonal British produce. Each evening will have a set menu, with no two menus being the same, but will contain equal amounts of deliciousness, for sure! Find out more about Supper Clubs at HQ here.
Yeo Valley Organic Garden, April – October
The Yeo Valley Organic Garden open days for 2023 are most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Thursday 20th April up until the end of October. Admission is £7 for adults, £2 for children under 12 years old, and kids under-two go free! Please note there is a small non-refundable booking fee, find all the details ahead of your visit here.
Yeo Valley Farm to Fridge Days, £65pp, April – September
Get up close and personal with all things Yeo Valley. Your day includes morning coffee, a delicious lunch, afternoon tea and garden entry. Hear how it all began from experiments on the kitchen table, to becoming Britain’s largest organic brand. You will have a chance to hear what the future brings for Yeo Valley. The day also includes a demo from one of Yeo Valley’s chefs, providing the perfect inspiration to use Yeo Valley Organic products in your recipes back at home. After lunch, there is a guided walk around the farm before finishing up with afternoon tea and cake. Discover more about this exclusive opportunity here.
Best of Both (Kitchen and Garden), £65pp, May – October
Spend the morning in Yeo Valley Organic’s fabulous Garden Café where one of their chef’s will titillate your taste buds with one of their legendairy cooking demonstrations. After lunch, it’s over to the Yeo Valley Organic Garden team for a potted history of the garden, an insight into future plans, and a guided walk. You’ll then have the opportunity to stroll around at your own leisure. Included in the day is garden entry, arrival coffee, cookery demo, 2-course lunch, and garden walk. Feeling inspired? Find out more here.
Bee Safari, £28PP, May – August
Have you ever wanted to know more about the bees in your garden? Well, here’s your chance. Join Bee champion, author and award-winning writer, Jean Vernon for a bee safari around the Yeo Valley Organic Garden. Jean will introduce you to some fabulous bumblebees and solitary bees. These bee safaris will introduce you to the huge diversity of garden bees, show you the sort of flowers that really will make a difference and reveal some fascinating things you may not know about amazing garden bees! Buzz across to the 2023 Bess Safair event page for more information.
Drawn from the Garden 2023, £60pp, May to October
Spend the day in the Yeo Valley Organic Garden drawing with artist-in-residence, Natasha Clutterbuck. This is an expressive day of hands-on art in the Yeo Valley Organic Garden. Natasha uses natural materials from the local area to create her own vibrant drawings of the garden. She’ll help you to explore your own unique drawing style. Find out when these events take place here.
Garden Workshops 2023 – £38pp (RHS members receive 20% discount), April – September
Join us for a bloomin’ lovely morning, with a different theme each time. Starting in the Yeo Valley Organic Garden meadow yurt for a coffee and an introduction to the morning, before heading out into the garden for the morning’s workshop. The Garden Café will be open to purchase lunch, hot & cold drinks, and plenty of cake. Take a closer look at this year’s themes and book your spot here.
Garden Workshop 2023 – Garden Detox – 15th June and the 29th June
Learn how to turn nature’s bounty to your advantage by gardening the organic way. This is not an all-or-nothing approach – whether you are an ecological evangelist or just flirting with casting aside your chemicals, come and get some words of wisdom from people who’ve been there, done that, and got the bug! Masses of tips and tricks include soil health, composting, pest welfare, wildlife and tonics. Head over to the Garden Workshops 2023 page to check availability and book.
Garden Workshop 2023 – Late Season Interest – 14th September
Come and find out how the Yeo Valley Organic Garden Team bung a bit of bling into their borders to see them through until they are ready to cosy up for winter. Which diva plants always deliver, which grasses add glamour, and who should stay and who should go? Join the Yeo team in their meadow Yurt where they will take you through ideas for late-season interest in your garden and share learnings on plants that get maximum bang for your buck. Book your spot here.
Garden Masterclass Season 2023, £48pp
Garden Masterclass are returning to the Yeo Valley with another series of garden topic-based events. With the aim to create a place to learn, and share experience, knowledge, skills and ideas in gardening and landscape design.
- Wildside – the story of a garden Film Premiere, Fri 14 Apr 2023 15:00 – 21:30
- Garden Model Making Workshop, Tue 16 May 2023 10:00 – 16:30
Get the full low-down for these masterclasses here.
Please remember for all our Yeo events that tickets get snapped up quick and pre-booking is essential through the Yeo Valley Organic website: www.yeovalley.co.uk