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.

Monday, September 19, 2022


 Time flies and weather changes, after barely any rain in July (4.57mm) followed by only 10.67mm in August (7.37mm of this fell in one day, the 16th August). September is producing a bit more (18.76mm by the 19th September). The gardens are looking quite sad. We certainly need more rain. 

The grass is beginning to recover and some of the plants that were completely frazzled by the heat this summer, are putting on new growth and in some cases flowers. Hopefully all the other perennial plants are safe underground and will come to life next year.

In other areas we have had some successes, figs are still ripening and all the tomatoes are going to ripen on the plants. (no green ones this year) French beans, dwarf and climbing, are producing at last but the runner beans were a write off this year. Courgettes continue to produce and we still have to watch out for the one that got away!

Courgettes Bianca di Trieste and Soleil

The lufa has grown more now, still a weird shape, but a pity only one plant and fruit grew.

Then a new "visitor to the garden. I saw the willow weaving kit and could not resist buying it. A box containing instructions, string and a bundle of willow!

I found time one day and am very pleased with the results. I think that Harold Hare will stay!

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...