Longshaw Kitchen Garden
Run by volunteers, our Kitchen Garden provides seasonal produce for the Longshaw Cafe. It also showcases what it's possible to grow at the dizzy altitude of 331m (1084 ft). Year round, it's a lovely place to have a quiet wander.
Where is it?
It's tucked away behind the Longshaw Cafe, but it's easy to find and once you know it's there you'll want to go and check on progress every time you visit Longshaw.
Simply turn left out of the cafe, turn left again at the corner of the buildings and walk into the old stableyard. You'll see some steps ahead of you - go up these and into the kitchen garden! There's also level access to your left after you've crossed the bridge from our main Woodcroft car park.
Who looks after it?
Every Thursday, a dedicated team of volunteers swoop into action and tend the kitchen garden. They do everything from planning and planting to weeding and harvesting. Over the years, they've worked out what grows and what doesn't in the relatively high altitude of Longshaw.
Help support the Kitchen Garden
During the harvesting season, you will often find displays of produce lovingly put togther by our volunteers, so that visitors may buy a little bit of Longshaw produce to take home with them. All we ask is you make a fair donation that helps support the upkeep of the Kitchen Garden but also helps fund our conservation work across the Longshaw Estate - thank you.
The Kitchen Garden is open every day for peaceful wanders and moments to pause and notice nature. Please be aware that we do not allow dogs in this area but assistance dogs are welcome. If you use the stairs to access the garden, please take care.