Grow your own

Thinking about growing your own food? We’ve got some top tips to help your produce flourish and great advice on how to get the best from your freshly grown ingredients

Vegetables in the kitchen garden at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
Vegetables in the kitchen garden at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Seasonal food and growing 

Local and seasonal food is something that we're passionate about. You'll find our month-by-month calendar of what's in season, with tips on growing your own and recipes from our chefs, essential reading for a low-food mile lifestyle.

Children collecting apples in the garden at Bateman's, East Sussex

Apple days and festivals 

Try your luck at apple bobbing, have a go using a traditional press and help pick the apples from the trees as we celebrate the annual apple harvest in the orchards we look after. Taste the different apple varieties and try local ciders at one of our events this autumn.

Spider web in the garden at Bateman's

Nine ways to make your garden more wildlife friendly 

Do you want to create a refuge for species that are declining in the wild? Here are nine ways you can bring more nature into your garden.

Wheat and grains of flour on a hessian sack

Why we champion sustainable food 

We’re playing our part to shift towards more sustainable, local sourced food. This will help support the environment, local economies and wildlife.

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If you're a foodie that loves to cook, you'll find some great recipe ideas in our cookbooks.