The Organic Garden

Head Gardener Andi Strachan

Andi, head gardener

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.

Update 17th June: We are now open to visitors on Wednesdays and Fridays, and the odd Saturday (next one Sat 18th July)! You will need to book a 2 hour slot. This is to ensure that we can maintain social distancing measures.

Booking is essential – there will be no entry without a valid booking.

Visiting

Opening Hours

Our Organic Garden is open from 17th June 2020, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 5pm in 2-hour slots (and the odd Saturday! – next one Sat 18th July).

Some of the garden team will be on hand to answer your socially distanced questions.

Our cafe will be serving a limited offering of take-away drinks and snacks. The toilets will also be open with the necessary precautions in place.

We are hoping to have some events in the garden later in the year, check here for the latest on these.

Admission

Advanced booking for your 2 hour slot is absolutely essential and the only way to gain entry. 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.

We will be honouring free entry for RHS members and the 2 for 1 entry offer from Gardeners World. Please email visit@yeovalley.co.uk prior to booking for further instructions.

More 2 hour slots will be released regularly. Due to having to limit the number of slots available, we do ask you to note we are unable transfer bookings within 2 full days of your booked date or refund within 7 full days of your booked date.

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

Please arrive no more than 15 mins prior to your slot time, and whilst enjoying our garden, please be mindful of the 2 metre rule.

Unfortunately, we’re currently unable to accept coaches.

Slow Pinning Yeokens Coin

See you there!

Yeo Valley Virtual Chelsea Flower Show

Yeo Valley Virtual Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has gone digital this year to ensure that you can still get your gardening fix. Watch Tom demonstrate how to create an organic wildlife haven and hear about the Yeo Valley Organic Garden here in Somerset and our original Chelsea plans 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.

What's next?
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.

What's next?

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 2020
9.30am - 1.30pm

Various dates in 2020

April – Thur 9th, Tues 28th (sold out)

Dates from May onwards are all on Tuesdays. ‘Select a date’ to see availability

May – 5th, 12th, 19th (sold out)

June – 2nd, 9th, 23rd

July – 7th, 14th, 21st

Aug – 11th, 18th, 25th

Sept – 1st

Find out more and book

A Day in our Organic Garden
10am-4pm

All dates are Tuesdays.’Select a date’ to see availability.

April 15th, 28th (sold out)

May 5th (sold out)

Jun 2nd, 9th (sold out)

Jul 7th, 14th, 21st (sold out)

Aug 11th, 18th, 25th

Sept 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Oct 6th

 

 

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.

In the Garden with Andi and Neal's Yard Remedies' Tipper Lewis...

In the Garden with Andi and Neal's Yard Remedies' Tipper Lewis...

Our Head Gardener Andi recently welcomed Tipper Lewis to the Yeo Valley Organic Garden. Tipper is the brand Ambassador and Naturopathic Herbalist at Neal’s Yard Remedies so really is the person to ask about herbs! After a tour, she showed us how to use the organic herbs from the garden in a seriously special tea!

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