Harvest at Packwood

The pumpkin patch at Packwood

Celebrate bringing in the harvest with us here at Packwood this autumn. Take a stroll around the Kitchen Garden, enjoy our delicious harvest creations in the café and pick up a curd or two for a spot of home baking.

As the evenings become cooler and the leaves turn to fiery reds and burnt oranges, create memories during the harvest time here at Packwood.

Take a stroll around our Kitchen Garden this autumn
Kitchen garden in autumn
Take a stroll around our Kitchen Garden this autumn

On Saturday 14 September, come and meet the garden team to see what's being harvested in the garden this autumn at our Harvet Saturday event between 10am-4pm. Sample and learn about all the fresh produce grown at here Packwood.

The Fetherston family of Packwood were gentleman farmers who were wealthy enough to farm for pleasure as well as income. Our aim at Packwood has been to re-create what was a vital part of the Fetherston family's self-sufficient home here in the 1700s.

Packwood's Kitchen Garden provided abundant resources including less familiar herbs and flowers which grew amongst the vegetables. These herbs and flowers were used as flavourings and dyes, sedatives and disinfectants and also medicine for people and animals alike.

The pumpkin patch at Packwood
The pumpkin patch at Packwood
The pumpkin patch at Packwood

Our aim here at Packwood has been to re-create what was once a vital part of the Fetherston family's self-sufficient home here in the 1700s and the fresh produce which is grown now is often used in the café, especially during the autumn months.

Enjoy a steaming bowl of pumpkin soup
Pumpkin soup
Enjoy a steaming bowl of pumpkin soup

A variety of produce grown all over the estate here at Packwood is then used in recipes in the café  from pumpkins, onions and leeks in our soups, to berries and fruits used in our cakes and even mulberries in our ice cream. Recently we've created a Garden Blackcurrant and Coconut Slice with currents from the Kitchen Garden and a Garden Plum Custard Cake with plums freshly picked from the Orchard.

Enjoy a piece of our delicious Blackcurrant and Coconut Slice
Blackcurrant and coconut slice
Enjoy a piece of our delicious Blackcurrant and Coconut Slice

Don't forget to join us this October half term for a whole week of fun and frights for the whole family to enjoy on our Halloween trail between Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November, £2.50 per trail.