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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Courgettes

 A wonderful vegetable and easy to grow.

July

What a month, not only the hottest on record and the ground is so dry and cracked, plants drooping and going crispy.

But we had 2 open gardens for charity during the two months, including an evening visit from a local gardening club. The weather had cooled and it was a very pleasant evening, tea and cake included!

We also opened  one Saturday for the National garden Scheme (NGS) charities along with 2 other gardens in the village and raised over £700 from admission, refreshments, donations and  plants sales. So glad that it was not any later as it just got hotter and hotter. The grass was still green then, brown now!


 

Courgettes

 A wonderful vegetable and easy to grow.