Thursday, 15 August 2013

Kitchen Garden Fun Day at Longshaw

The Kitchen Garden volunteers at the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate in the Peak District are opening the garden up for an afternoon of hands-on family activities, on Sunday 1st September from 12.00 to 4.00 pm.

Visitors of all ages are welcome to come and explore the garden, join in some fun hands-on activities, such as printing with veg and vegetable heads, sowing seeds or having a go at the garden quiz. There will be plenty for everyone to do, and the event is a drop-in event with free activities. 

Longshaw’s Kitchen Garden was set up as a project run by a team of volunteers, and has grown in abundance, producing fantastic crops of healthy and tasty fruit and vegetables.  Lots of the seasonal produce is served in the Longshaw Visitor Centre as a part of the daily menu, and this year visitors to the event will also be able to enjoy a special dish on the day. Plants grown at Longshaw will also be on sale.

Community & Learning Officer, Jenny Gerrans, says:  “The Kitchen Garden Open Day gives people a chance to have a look at how fruit and vegetables grow, and may inspire people to grow their own food at home or on an allotment.   The friendly team of volunteers have lined up an excellent range of activities so why not come to Longshaw and pop in to the kitchen garden to see what’s on offer?”

The Kitchen Garden Open Day is on Sunday 1st September 12pm – 4pm, and is a drop-in event.  The Kitchen Garden is just behind the Longshaw Visitor Centre. The event is free. For more information please contact the National Trust in the Peak District on

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