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|Berkshire - Waltham Place Organic Farm and Gardens|
Waltham Place Organic Farm and GardensChurch Hill
T: 01628 825517
Waltham Place Organic Farm and Gardens - A private organic estate for over 20 years on 220 acres, with a working farm and inspiring naturalistic gardens.
It is both Soil Association and Demeter certified. About 150 acres are devoted to farming where permanent pastures; arable fields and orchards intermingle with areas of park and woodlands.
The farm rears organic beef, lamb and pork which is for sale all year round, and in the summer season fresh produce is available in the farm shop.
There is an organic Kitchen Garden which produces seasonal vegetables and fruit.
During the open season May-September, visitors can go round the gardens, and sample the estate produce in the tea rooms. See website for opening times and further details.
Throughout the year there is an active Schools Education programme and also training courses for adults.
Organic Vegetable Growing for beginners-Tuesday 15th February
Learn how to plan and create a productive vegetable patch using organic principles with Waltham Place Head Gardener,
Beatrice Krehl. Advice for beginners and practical sessions on a wide range of subjects: Caring for the soil and making compost, planning a crop rotation and selecting the right varieties for your situation, propagating, sowing and planting, companion and succession planting.
Composting- Tuesday 1st March
By popular demand Head Gardener, Beatrice Krehl, has designed a course for those wishing to make their own compost for use in the garden.
The day includes tuition on different ways of composting, setting up heaps using various materials from the garden, the use of compost in the garden, mixing seed compost, mulching and soil care. For those who are interested we will stir a biodynamic preparation to take home at the end of the day.
Organic Vegetable Growing for beginners. Tuesday 22nd March
Learn how to plan and create a productive vegetable patch using organic principles with Waltham Place Head Gardener, Beatrice Krehl. Advice for beginners and practical sessions on a wide range of subjects: Caring for the soil and making compost, planning a crop rotation and selecting the right varieties for your situation, propagating, sowing and planting, companion and succession planting.
All courses are at the Ormandy Centre. Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Cost: £50 including refreshments and a simple organic lunch. Discounted rate for Soil Association members. Enquiries and bookings to Estate Office
Creation date : 25/01/2011 @ 19:29
Last update : 27/01/2011 @ 11:31
Category : Berkshire
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