Internships

In one of the buildings is a classroom, where many horticultural students, at all levels have received practical training. There are a number of plants that allow for the demonstrating of specialist techniques such as pruning of plants and training of climbing plants.

The Nursery hosts a number of interns from all around the world each year.

A Bhutanese intern

A Bhutanese intern

 

The Education tunnel

Vegetable growing

In 2016 an area was set aside to for the production of produce for the Terrace Café and the Gateway Restaurant; it helps to cut the carbon footprint and air miles of the food served at our outlets. Today a full range of tasty vegetables are grown with the help of a band of dedicated volunteers, from chives to kale.

In the tradition of the gardens founding fathers, there is a Rhubarb patch (Rheum rhabarbarum cv.) and a fledgling Asparagus patch (Asparagus officinalis cv.).

Growing Rhubarb in the Vegetable Garden

Growing Rhubarb in the Vegetable Garden

Asparagus

Young Asparagus plants

A large composting and materials yard supplies the garden with materials to build new projects and keep the soil healthy. There is even a Bee Garden to ensure good pollination.

The Bee garden

The Bee garden

Composting and materials

Composting and materials