The Organic Garden

Sarah Mead

Sarah Mead

Alongside our farms and staff canteen, we have an organic garden that’s open to visitors. It’s six and a half acres of ornamental and edible plants in a seasonal patchwork that we’ve been constantly evolving since we started more than 18 years ago.

Come along and see it for yourself and pop into our café while you’re here.

The first date we will open in the 2021 season will be the ever popular open gardens day for the NGS on Sunday 18th April. Entry must be pre-booked on the NGS website – see below for more details.

Visiting

Standard Opening Hours

Our Organic Garden opening season will begin on Wednesday 21st April, and will be open every Wednesday and Friday until Friday 1st October.

New for 2021! Saturday opening throughout June and July!

Entry tickets will need to pre-booked.

More details and how to book coming soon.

Admission

It costs £6 to enter the garden, £2 for 2 yrs-16 yrs, and children under 2 go free – but all must be registered. There will be a small booking fee added by the ticketing platform.

Sorry, we are a working farm: no dogs please. Assistance Dogs welcome.

Unfortunately, we’re currently unable to accept coaches.

Slow Pinning Yeokens Coin

See you there!

NGS Open Day

Spring in the Yeo Valley Organic Garden

NGS Open Day

Every year we start our season with an NGS Garden open day and 2021 is no different! Our first open day is Sunday 18th April.

Entry must be pre-booked via the NGS website. There will be three 2 hour time slots with limited spaces on each slot and all proceeds from the entrance ticket will go to the NGS.

The Garden Café will be selling drinks and snacks, and the Garden Store will be selling plants, products and more – so bring a bag and a cool bag!

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

We can’t wait to bring our garden to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September. We’ll be showcasing organic gardening and championing the soil. We’ll even be using many of last year’s plants – we love to reuse and hate waste.

Last year’s show was virtual! Watch Tom demonstrate how to create an organic wildlife haven, hear about the Yeo Valley Organic Garden here in Somerset and find out about our original Chelsea plans for 2020 from Sarah.

Explore The Garden

The Avenue

We planted the avenue in 1995; lined with Tea Crabapple trees (or Malus hupehensis, to the uninitiated), it’s at its most beautiful when the blossom is out in May.

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Meadow

The Meadow

We sowed our perennial meadow over 10 years ago and it’s continued to flourish. After flowering, the meadow is cut and the seeds left to drop so the wild flowers can continue to bloom year after year.

What's next?

The Gravel Garden

From the bees’ paradise of the thyme bank to beautiful herbaceous planting, the gravel garden is a true tapestry of colour. Most of the plants have come from our friends at the organic nursery Caves Folly.

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The Veggie Garden

On what was once a tennis court sits a mixture of veg and flowers – our ornamental kitchen garden. We grow all our own plants here – even the supports are hazel and willow from the garden. Our seeds come from Tamar Organics.

The Garden Blog

Events

We put on all sorts of events, workshops and tours. Here’s a taste of what we’ve got coming up:

Demi Demo Days 2021
9.30am - 1.30pm

‘Select a date’ to see availability.

April 20th, 27th

May 11th, 18th, 27th

June 15th, 29th

July 6th, 13th

 

 

 

Find out more and book

A Day in our Organic Garden
10am-3.30pm

‘Select a date’ to see availability.

April 22nd, 29th

May 6th, 13th

June 3rd, 17th

July 8th

 

 

Find out more and book

The Garden Café

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The Garden Café

No visit to the garden would be complete without a light lunch or cup of tea and slice of cake. There’s a terrace for sunny days and a wood burner inside for when its chillier.

We don’t take bookings, but we’re open whenever the garden is – on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the season.

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