our previous children’s garden
Our previous educational garden at Court Farm in Tillington was full of life year-round, with wonderful wildlife and herds of little people from our county’s primary schools wandering amongst the herbs, vegetables, fruit and flowers and grazing on our produce. It was a superb site set within the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.
Over the years we worked with thousands of pre-school, primary and secondary aged children who came along to our gardening, nature or farming workshops.
Our Field Kitchen
We even had a field kitchen on site in a converted shipping container. Each summer and autumn we welcomed children to come and cook with the produce directly picked from our garden. We made such tasty delights as minestrone soup (with a record 32 different vegetables and herbs!), curries, pizzas, pasta, salads, fruity puds and so much more.
Children learnt how to pick, wash and prepare fresh veggies, safe knife skills, food hygiene and how to follow basic recipes to create delicious made-from-scratch meals.
Our new Children’s Garden
Our children’s education garden on our new site will be modelled on our much loved Court Farm garden, though will be double in size and will offer a broader breath of workshops and features.
We will be using a similar design of quarters, a large central group area, patio learning areas, timber and willow raised beds, tractor tyres, a field shelter, polytunnels and sheds. But added to this will be wormeries, a young person’s space, lots more signage, demo composters and so much more.