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.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

October colour

Half way through October, we have been very busy taking in the rest of the autumn harvest. Picking the apples, some to store and making 100 bottles of juice with the rest. Pasteurised they will supply our breakfast juice for the next year.

I love autumn, cool, sunny and dry days are the best and the colours are amazing.

Lots of colour in the garden from asters dahlias sedum and the leaves of many plants.

As the leaves loose their chlorophyll the colours start to emerge. Many of the plant we grow are for the autumn colour.

Cotinus Grace great when backlit by the sun

The Spetchley Red vine is lovely on the arch in the walled garden so I have taken some cuttings and started to plant them around the pergola uprights on the new patio.

Blueberries always give lovely colour at this time of year this variety is especially red and called Brigitta

Even the gooseberries give a lovely colour before the leaves eventually die.

March 2024

 In February we had about  80 mm rain (compared with only 10 mm in February 2023). This March about 50mm rain (roughly the same as in 2023)....