Ryton garden in November

Visit our garden

Our inspirational organic demonstration garden at Ryton is a unique place to visit and learn how to cultivate your own thriving organic, sustainable growing space.

Now open to members and visitors for pre-booked tours, our garden features several unique areas including a large glasshouse and polytunnel, a four-bed veg garden following a crop rotation, a NoDig system trial area, and a container garden space.

Garden tours start in April 2024 - book you next tour here!

  • Vegetables and flowers growing together at Ryton
  • Flowers and vegetables growing together
  • Blue Tit Bird sitting in leaves

The garden is bursting with ornamental plants and flowers and an array of seasonal fruits and vegetables including some more unusual varieties. A large proportion of our vegetables are varieties selected from the Heritage Seed Library. It really is a must-see for any gardener.

Head Gardener Emma O'Neill, alongside her dedicated team and volunteers, has created a thriving and inspiring organic garden that continues to evolve.

An archway in our organic demonstration garden, looking through to the Alitex glasshouse.
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In the garden this month

Buy new potting compost (peat free and organic) for this year’s sowing and growing. Last year’s product shouldn’t be used as it deteriorates over winter. Spread the old stuff over the garden, or use it as top dressing on the lawn.

Ladybird on a Nasturtium leaf

The Principles of Organic Gardening

Organic gardening works within natural systems and cycles. Find out how to practice the five principles.

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