Tysoe Walled Kitchen Garden

Welcome to the Tysoe Walled Kitchen Garden website! We are committed to organic gardening. Using the best practices from the Victorian days (i.e. lots of horse manure) and knowledge gleaned from the Ryton Organic Gardens we have set out to tame our Warwickshire clay. It’s all about sustainability, so as well as organic gardening, we’re always looking to better ways to work with our environment.

On this site you can find out about our history and the projects we are working on. You can come visit the garden and learn about organic gardening. Follow our blog to see what’s on our mind in the garden this month.

For the first 8 years all the work was carried out by just the two of us. Now we have help and are passing on our knowledge to students on the WRAGS (Work and Retrain As a Gardener Scheme).

We also find time to be involved with the WOT2Grow Community Orchard in Tysoe and have planted a 3 acre wood close to Tysoe, just over the border in Oxfordshire with a grant from the Woodland Trust.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Another opening

We spent last week working hard in the garden trying to get rid of as many weeds as possible. On Saturday the Warwick Plant Heritage group visited our garden, the bindweed still managed to come up overnight!

It is rewarding to show other people what we have achieved in the garden over the past 10 years and hear their comments. They seemed to have an enjoyable time and with tea and cake available the many seating areas were used, until it rained. Fortunately this was nearing the end of the afternoon, so some people could stay sitting under the sun shade while others opened umbrellas and continued walking round the garden.

The roses were still going strong, the Alfred Carrier gave a wonderful scent on the arch as you walk up the garden.

Alfred Carrier

The Joanne Elise is still producing loads of blooms

Joanna Elise

Penny Lane is doing great this year, this has wonderful hips in the autumn

Penny Lane

Not only roses in the garden but more about that on a later blog.

A new experience

The garden is just over an acre, with many different areas including the vegetables and flowers, shrubs and trees. I have also put various a...