Volunteer Garden Day 2023

20 May 2023

11am – 4pm

Kestle Barton’s fertile land inspires many of our events and activities. Coming up this season, we will celebrate National Meadows Day, hold wild fibre making days, foraging with fermentation and wheelbarrow making workshops and, possibly the most fun, invite you to join us for a day of volunteer gardening with lunch.

Towards the end of May the garden is bursting with verdant  greens of every shade, punctuated with one of the first of the perennials, Kniphofia ‘Tawny King’ and emerging  Foxgloves. But May is also when the weeds reach their peak, particularly after all the rain we’ve had! Cleavers, Bindweed, Sow thistles and Hairy bittercress to name but a few.

Whether you’ve been gardening for years, or a complete beginner that would like some direction as to what’s a weed and what’s not (an entire debate in itself!) do join us for a relaxed day with refreshments and a delicious lunch.

It’s a great opportunity to get dirty and enjoy the company of others in a beautiful, relaxed setting.

Some tools provided but do bring your favourite trowel/ fork, kneeler and gloves.

Booking is essential so that we can plan the catering for the day. Please contact the gallery on 01326 231811 or email to book a place.

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