Our old Garden Restaurant has received a much-needed makeover. The fully refurbished Winthrop's Café sits at the heart of the garden and offers visitors tasty treats and delicious lunches.
The intimate dining room boasts a parquet floor, wood-burning stove and plush furnishings to set the tone. When the sun is shining, you may prefer to outside on the new terrace.
The kitchen garden grows
Lawrence Johnston created a kitchen garden to help supply the locals with fresh veg. Eventually it was replaced by an orchard, but now we're regrowing the kitchen garden again.
What we've done so far
Visit today and you'll see two big beds full of fruit, veg and flowers. The produce makes its way a few metres from the beds to our café.
What we're doing now
We've cleared and fertilised a new plot for 2014. This will mean that we can grow even more fresh produce for the café.
Composting and recycling
Our composter, which we lovingly call Caroline, guzzles up all the food waste from the kitchen. She turns it into juicy compost that our gardeners can shovel up and spread in the borders. We also recycle all of the glass bottles from our two cafés.