There is something very special about coming together at the end of the summer to give thanks for what our gardens and pastures have produced and I am looking forward to our Harvest Festival on Saturday 23rd September.
Good food and traditional family fun are at the heart of the festival and I am particularly excited about our Honey Show, held in honour of our bees who have been working hard all summer to pollinate the wildflowers and crops on the farm.
Our Head Gardener Jez and his team will be on hand to guide you through a taste journey of seasonal raw vegetables and salad leaves from the Market Garden and visitors can learn the best ways to stock up for winter with expert demonstrations on preserving and fermenting foods.
New for this year is our vegetable and chutney competitions, which I am looking forward to judging, and we shall once again be holding our popular scarecrow competition
The Country Brocante will also be back, offering antiques and unique homeware, and our garden room team will be hosting floral headdress making through the day.
It should be a wonderful day and I very much hope to see you there.