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Farm and Garden

The farm has been developed with educational aims in mind and is managed to include a wide variety of small agricultural enterprises so that children can see and learn as much about farming and food production as possible.

Visiting groups can enjoy a wide range of activities and your visit can be as general or as specific as you require. Our converted Victorian pigsties provide an excellent warm, dry workspace, but wellingtons will still be essential for a visit in most seasons!

Our garden has been developed as an educational resource for both day visit and residential groups. It shows a range of cultural practices from ornamental through herb and vegetable to horticultural and agricultural. In addition, a heated glasshouse illustrates protected culture and crops from around the world. The purpose-built Garden Room which provides a classroom for dirty hands-on activities related to the National Curriculum, in particular life processes and living things and sustainable development. Broader educational interests are also catered for such as soil, composting, food production and gardening.


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