Monday 4th September 2023
September is a busy month for all, especially for us here at Yeo as we celebrate Organic September! With kids going back to school, and the ever-looming Christmas preparations just around the corner, why not take some time out and come and visit us here at the valley for one of our eagerly anticipated events. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing yeo-ga session, or fancy some fine dining with a side of cider, there is something for everyone.
Get ready for a fantastic morning at our Garden Café, where our chef will whip up some culinary magic! Once you’ve savoured a scrumptious lunch, our garden team will lead you on a guided stroll taking you on a journey through the garden’s history and unveiling our exciting plans for the future.
Your day’s ticket includes garden entry, a welcoming cup of coffee, the chef’s culinary masterclass, a delicious two-course lunch, and a leisurely garden tour. Be sure not to skip the Garden Store, where you’ll find a selection of Yeo Valley products and local delights. Don’t forget your cool bag for any goodies you pick up!
We’ll start the day in our our meadow yurt for a coffee and an quick introduction to the morning, before heading out into the garden for the mornings workshop. The Garden Café will be open to purchase lunch, hot & cold drinks, and plenty of cake. Also don’t forget to pop back into the Garden shop before you leave, we’ll be selling our own Yeo Valley products, plants, and other goodies. Keep an eye on the weather as If rain is in the forecast, be sure to pack your wet weather gear.
Join us for a revitalizing morning of yoga and stunning views at our HQ Canteen overlooking Blagdon Lake. Local yoga gurus Pip and Clem will lead two wellness sessions, including a cosmic sound bath and yoga. All levels are welcome, and it’s not too strenuous.
The day includes an arrival drink, two wellness sessions, a mid-morning snack, and a light brunch with a soft drink. Again, don’t forget your cool bag as there will be a selection of Yeo Valley Organic products and local goodies available in our shop.
Join us for the ultimate September Supper Club at HQ’s Canteen, where we’ll be raising a toast to the finest seasonal British produce. Whether it’s just you and a friend or a whole gang get together, our delicious set menu is bound to get taste buds tingling. But here’s the best bit: it’s not just dinner; it’s a Cider Night spectacle! A four-course feast, each plate expertly paired with a complimenting cider (or a soft apple drink for the abstainers). If you’re a cider fan you’re in for a treat. And guess what? To put the cherry on the cake we have a surprise special guest!
Flavour Fred (or just George between friends) has 16 years of foraging experience under his belt. In this brand-new Yeo event, join us in the valley for an immersive 2-hour walk in nature, identifying and sampling edible plants, plus learning all about their nutritional value.
The walk will be followed by a 2-course lunch in the Yeo Valley Organic Garden Café, where our very own Chef Ali will present a delicious menu featuring the foraged ingredients. And don’t worry, you won’t leave empty-handed: we’ll send you off with recipe cards showcasing the delicious meals to make at home!
To mark the Soil Associations Organic September, we are hosting a number of inspiring and influential speakers in our meadow yurt. Topics to get your pulse racing include Edimentals, Organic Gardening (of course), Bees, Gardening for Nature, and The Climate Change Garden. Please find speakers, dates, times, and topics below.
- Nicola Hope, Saturday 2nd September, 11am – Edimentals
- Chris Smith, Friday 1st September, 2pm – Organic Gardening
- David O’Carroll, Saturday 9th September, 11am – Korean Natural Farming
- Richard Rickett, Friday 8th September, 11am – A Buzz in the Garden
- Sally Morgan, Thursday 21st September, 11am – The Climate Change Garden
- Nigel Cox, Thursday 28th September, 11am – Rethinking your Garden
For more detail on who, what, and when, just click here. Our garden shop will be open for dairy goodies and garden gifts, plus the garden café will be open as usual serving tea, coffee, light lunches, and cakes.