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A taste of Autumn

September 1 - September 30

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Come and enjoy the bounty of Autumn in a month long celebration of the kitchen garden harvest and all that is in abundance in the gardens in September.

Using much of what we grow in the kitchen garden on the menu in the tearooms, the taste and provenance of our vegetables is important to us. For this reason, Olly Hone and the garden team have been experimenting with a range of working practices in the kitchen garden for the past six months, with an emphasis on soil health and biodiversity in the kitchen garden.

The series of trials testing ‘dig’ and ‘no dig’ methods as well as cover cropping practices, have been designed to test conventional methods of growing along with some alternatives and the role these play in soil health. Success will be measured in taste, the quality of the crops and the conditions in which they are growing, and once picked and on display is something we very much hope you’ll be able to help us with.

You can read more about these trails on the blog.

It’s a beautiful time of year to explore the gardens, with dahlias, salvias, late seasonal perennials and grasses at their best.

Membership cards are valid and the usual discounts apply.


September 1
September 30


Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU United Kingdom
01460 220231


Forde Abbey
01460 220231

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