• Top Tips for August

    • Ornamental: Don't waste precious water on your lawn; grass is a drought survivor. Once autumn rains start, new growth will appear
    • Vegetables: Water runner beans at soil level thoroughly and regularly to get a good crop. Dry roots cause flower drop & poor setting
    • Pest Control: Plant early-flowering bulbs to provide beneficial insects with a food source early next spring. Great for bees, too

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News

  • Trifetti Chilli

    West Dean Chilli Fiesta

    The Garden Organic team were joined by a fantastic group of local members at the West Dean Chilli Fiesta, for a weekend dedicated to all things hot and spicy.

    Visitors to the Garden Organic stand ranged from first time gardeners looking for advice, to more experienced organic growers. Our team enjoyed telling visitors about the benefits of joining Garden Organic and the Heritage Seed Library (HSL), as well as the campaigning and lobbying work we’re involved with.here.

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  • Masters Conference 2014

    Annual Masters Conference at Garden Organic

    Garden Organic welcomed one-hundred-and-fifty Volunteer Master Gardeners and Composters from across the country to the Annual Masters Conference at Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry.

    Master Gardeners and Composters are volunteers who are passionate about growing organic food and composting. There are currently around 1,000 active Master Gardeners and Composters, who have been trained to offer support and encouragement to people who’d like to grow their own food or start composting in their gardens, allotments, and community spaces. The schemes have been in existence for more than ten years and are designed to spread the word about growing your own food and composting through the Garden Organic Volunteer Mentor Networks.

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  • Public health

    Public Health officials inspired by Garden Organic projects

    The Garden Organic team welcomed Senior Public Health Commissioners from across the UK to the Prince of Wales’ Highgrove Estate this week, for an engagement event designed to showcase the positive impact growing organic food has on health.

    Garden Organic is currently involved with more than twenty Public Health projects across the UK; these range from helping prisoners overcome substance misuse, social and therapeutic horticulture, as well as the more established Master Gardener and Composters community programmes.

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Featured Person

  • Our Patron

    HRH The Prince of Wales, our Patron for more than 25 years, is a passionate supporter of our charity’s aim to get more people growing organically.