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.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

2021 Harvest

 As usual there are some winners and some losers in the garden during 2021

The tomatoes were very late to start producing but caught up eventually. Whereas the parsnips were the best in years and aubergines incredible with 91 fruits picked.

The details are below of our 2021 harvest. We ate a lot of it ourselves, plenty of 5++ a day but also gave some away to friends and relatives.

Any excess we sell from a trolley at the bottom of our drive, raising £500 this year.

We give the money to various charities, local and national. This year we gave to the National Garden Scheme (NGS yellow book) all the money raised from our plants, fruit and vegetables sold over the open days. The rest of the money raised was shared this year between, Survival international, Tysoe Children’s Group, Katharine House Hospice, and Carers4 carers.

Here’s hoping for a good harvest in 2022 so we and others can benefit from the great organically grown fruit and vegetables and that we raise lots of money for the charities.

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)....