Nunnington organic walled garden
The Nunnington walled garden sits on the banks of the river Rye in the heart of Rural North Yorkshire.
In the spring, the wildflower meadows surrounding the fruit orchards bloom with snake head fritillary, Camassia and daffodils. In summer, the croquet lawn is perfect for relaxing and picnicking, while the herbaceous borders are awash with colour. While in autumn, the orchards are bountiful with organic produce from the apple, pear and stone fruit trees, showcasing an array of local varieties such as the Yorkshire Beauty and Dog Snout.
The garden has been managed fully organically since 2002, reviving traditional horticultural methods as well as embracing modern techniques and technology. Organic gardening means that manufactured fertilisers and synthetic chemicals are not used. Rather than eliminating pests and diseases the gardening team aim to maintain a natural balance, only using biological and physical controls when necessary.