'Have a Go' in the Kitchen Garden


Take a look at what is happening in the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court. With our 'Have a Go' activities taking place throughout the season, such as flower-arranging workshops, children's trails, jam-making and gardening tips and tricks - there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Kitchen Garden. 

We are delighted to pilot a programme of ‘Have a Go’ Kitchen Garden activities as part of our development work for the Kitchen Garden Project, which has been made possible by National Trust supporters and the Heritage Lottery Fund.  We have been working closely with our Kitchen Garden Volunteers and local community to shape a variety of hands-on experiences that people of all ages, interests and abilities can enjoy.

Check-out our What's On page for more details on how you can get involved with our 'Have a Go' Kitchen Garden activities at Florence Court.

Please keep up-to-date with upcoming 'Have a Go' activties and with what is happening in the Kitchen Garden as the project progresses below.

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18 May 18

Activity: Community Archaeology Dig - Friday 18 May - Sunday 20 May 12pm-4pm

Join us as we aim to uncover buried information from the original glasshouses in Florence Court Kitchen Garden, that will help to shape our plans to reinstate them back to their 1930's layout! Come along and bring the little ones to watch 'conservation in action' from behind the lines, or join our time-team, trowel or sieve in hand and 'have a go' for yourself! This is a free event. Normal admission applies.

Digging deep to uncover the history behind the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court

22 Apr 18

Activity: Rot Pot Scavenger Hunt - Sunday 22 April 11am-2pm

Our Gardener has been busy enjoying the fresh fruit and veg grown in the Walled Garden, he has left a trail behind him follow the Gardener's footsteps to collect the 'ingredients' to make your very own composter! This is a free event. Normal admission applies.

Enjoying the Rot Pot Scavenger Hunt in Florence Court Kitchen Garden

11 Apr 18

Our new Florence Court Kitchen Garden Long-term Volunteer Jo

Jo has recently joined us as our new Long-term Kitchen Garden Volunteer and has the privilege of staying in the beautiful 'Rose Cottage', in the Walled Garden at Florence Court. “After re-visiting the amazing Rhossili beach last year, I was inspired to look to the National Trust when seeking a new challenge and possible career change. What better way to combine my love of growing, gardening and the great outdoors than applying for a long-term volunteer opportunity in the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court? I hope through my involvement here to be able to inspire others and make a difference to someone's day, just as the National Trust did for me” - Jo, Long-term Kitchen Garden Volunteer Jo will be a fantastic addition to the already highly established and dedicated team of Kitchen Garden volunteers and will share her love of everything gardening related and outdoors with the rest of the team and our visitors.

Rose Cottage, one of our holiday cottages, nestled in the corner of the walled garden