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Organic demonstration garden tour - Thurs 18th April

Date
Thursday 18 April 2024
Time
10:00am - 11:15am
Region
Midlands

What to see in our organic garden in April

April is a magical time to take a tour of our unique organic demonstration garden - just as it comes to life. The first spring bulbs such as daffodils and iris reticulata will be emerging. Look for bees among the bobbing hellebore heads, and learn more about gardening for drought in our alpine garden. Under cover our greenhouses will be producing the first salad crops, and our team will be seed sowing in earnest for the year ahead.

I learnt lots of new ideas from knowledgeable and friendly staff

— April tour attendee
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The first salad greens will be emerging

Organic inspiration on our garden tours

These 45-minute tours enable you to see all of the organic principles in action - with inspiration and ideas to get you gardening in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way.

Guided by an expert team, our organic demonstration garden tours allow you to go behind-the-scenes of our working garden and learn more about composting, gardening without peat and pesticides, and ways to encourage more wildlife.

You'll be able to explore our no-dig trial area, ornamental garden, large vegetable patch featuring our Heritage Seed Library vegetables, National Comfrey Collection and several wildlife ponds. There are also different sections dedicated to maximising container gardening, vertical spaces and gardening for climate change.

There will be an opportunity for you to ask the experts your organic gardening questions, and further time for you to explore and enjoy the garden on your own. Light refreshments will be available, and we recommend wearing clothing and footwear suitable for the outdoors.

Entry

Member & Non-Members
Member Free entry
Non-Member £7.50

Frequently asked questions

  • Our garden is based in Ryton-On-Dunsmore on the outskirts of Coventry. Our address is: Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Ln, Ryton on Dunsmore, CV8 3LG

  • Our organic demonstration garden is open for pre-booked tours and workshops. Check our events page for more information on when you can visit.

  • We aim to provide refreshments on our garden tours. Expect hot and cold drinks as well as light bites.

  • We do not have a café or restaurant on site, however, there are a number of eateries nearby including The Badgers Kitchen at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve.

  • We're used to working in all weathers. We'll only cancel a tour or workshop if we have to! We recommend you bring a raincoat/wellies if it's expected to rain.

  • We have step-free access into the garden and a ramp on site. Our Heritage Seed Library is not wheelchair accessible.

Join Garden Organic!

Become a part of the organic movement and enjoy free access to tours of our organic demonstration garden and Heritage Seed Library, along with special discounts on organic gardening workshops.

Join here