Head gardener, Mark has worked closely with chefs Jake and Cassie, since the start of 2017 to design a kitchen garden in harmony with the requirements of the inn’s kitchen.
The garden has been laid out as it might have been in Victorian times with additional modern crop varieties being introduced at the request of the chefs to ensure an exciting and varied menu at the inn.
In this, our first year, we have enjoyed excellent crops of cabbages, cauliflower, kale, onions, garlic, leeks, lettuces and other salads in particular and we are looking forward to a bumper pumpkin season.
The new glasshouses, which are Victorian replicas will house plant propagation facilities, heated beds and benches for the all year round production of micro veg and other salad crops. Other produce that requires warmth for growth, such as tomatoes, aubergines, peppers will be grown in season and grape vines, peaches, apricots and nectarines will grow up the garden walls.