A one-acre permaculture project, The Castle Garden produces food for The Castle Cafe, acts as a venue for events, is an educational resource and is an important local wildlife habitat.
Tue 28/8/2018 at 19:25 by Lauren Ballard
Urban Harvest is a celebration of all of the tasty produce that has come from the garden over the year, as well as of the hard graft and collaboration- between insects, animals and people, that has taken place.
It's also a celebration of the autumn equinox.
- Garden Cafe (seating under cover if needed) - serving teas, cordials and glorious garden harvest goodies - including cob oven baked bruschettas, and sweet treats!
- autumn equinox mandala and the community poem board.
Fri 6/7/2018 at 17:51 by Amy Yates
A huge thanks to everyone that came down and took part in the Garden Party Comp last weekend - you can find your score here. You may have noticed we've done something a little different this year and not ordered the scores - this competition is all about having a go and challenging yourself. We hope you'll join us next year for another fun comp.
Sat 2/6/2018 at 2:51 by Lauren Ballard
This month's garden eventis about taking some time to observe, be present, and connect with our playful, joyful, creative wild selves.
You'll discover self-led activities and workshops throughout the day, to restore calm and balance, and nurture wellbeing. These include:
- mindfulness in the garden activities
Tue 10/4/2018 at 21:18 by Lauren Ballard
Join us in the garden for the Big
Mon 5/3/2018 at 22:10 by Lauren Ballard
We've got a weekend of spring celebrations coming up this month.
The first is a Spring Equinox Celebration on Saturday 24th March,
from 12 to 5 pm.
Spring is a time of new beginnings; we'll be setting intentions, planning adventures, and visualising what we'd like to grow over the coming year.
- creative writing and drawing activities
- gardening/food growing Q&A
- spring crafts and nature games for children, plus a nature trail/egg hunt.
Thu 15/2/2018 at 20:38 by Lauren Ballard
Castle Wild is an after school club which takes place on Wednesdays (term-time only) from 4.45 - 6.30pm, for children aged 7 - 13.
The structure of each session follows a natural rhythm that incorporates sharing and listening as a group, playing and making up games to warm up and to hone our animal senses, themed focussed activities such as foraging, bushcraft, and craft-making, and learning through free play; making, building, imagining, observing and discovering the wonders of nature.
Wed 31/1/2018 at 9:50 by Amy Yates
This season we are looking for two volunteer trainees for our garden!
Herb trainee (Mondays)
Kitchen garden trainee (Thursdays)
Work with the Castle garden team, learn to manage a productive and fun food growing project and grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for a commercial kitchen and café.
Mon 29/1/2018 at 14:10 by Lauren Ballard
Our first garden event of the year is a Wassail, on Saturday 10th February.
Sun 1/10/2017 at 18:13 by Lauren Ballard
This Sunday 8th October, from 11am - 4pm, join us in the garden for a celebration of apples!
You can take part in the fruit pressing workshop, as well as apple games and art & crafts activities running throughout the day.
The Castle Café is looking for a part-time chef who is passionate about sustainable vegetarian and vegan food and will be excited about working with our existing kitchen team and our garden team to produce great value, healthy food for hungry climbers!