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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.

Garden Wild

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.

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.

Our first garden event of the year is a Wassail, on Saturday 10th February.
 

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.

For more information, please contact: events@castle-climbing.co.uk

 

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!

You should:

Castle Willd starts again on Wednesday 13th September. 

Please book in advance of each session online or at reception. For concessionary rates including half price for siblings, please book at reception.
For more information contact: events@castle-climbing.co.uk

Urban Harvest is a garden open day featuring a cafe in the garden (with seating under cover in case of rain!) serving delicious food with garden ingredients, garden fruits smoothies, herb teas, castle garden honey and more!

Garden Party

 

They're up! The long awaited garden party scores can be found here

Thanks to everyone that joined us to celebrate another wonderful year. 

Garden Party 2017

Spend some time relaxing in our tranquil garden, and you'll discover self-led activities and workshops taking place throughout the day. These will include:
 

We've got a great schedule planned for May Day... a celebration of hedgerows! From a look at traditional hedgelaying techniques, the diversity of plant species hedgerows include, and their importance for wildlife; to the experience of enjoying each change in season through walks alongside them, and wild food foraging.

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