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Pauper Picking

How does our garden grow? Come and chat to our garden volunteers, explore our produce and take home some of the delicious fresh harvest for a donation...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take time to explore the kitchen garden and sample its harvest. Chat to our volunteer gardeners, dressed in costume as paupers, to learn about what we grow, how we grow it and historically what would have been grown in the garden. Pick up some useful gardening tips and recipes and take home freshly picked produce for a donation.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Family friendly

Meeting point

In the kitchen garden

Accessibility

The garden has wide accessible paths across the width and length of the garden.

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