Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, 11am to 5pm
(Free entry to HHA members on these days. Telegraph Subscribers offer, Art Fund offer and CPRE offer are all valid during this time).
There is evidence of gardening
at Pashley from the 16th Century however the gardens
fell into disrepair before, during and after World War
II when soldiers were housed there. When the current
owners started work on the gardens, in 1981, they were
wild, but over the next ten years they worked on and
expanded them, opening the doors to public visits in
The current Kitchen Garden, designed and planted in 1990,
is a re-creation of how the long-lost Victorian
potager might have been. In June the Kitchen Garden,
hidden within its soft pink brick walls, is full of fresh
produce and flowers that supply the café and feed
the house. Espaliered pear trees and vine arches welcome
you to the Kitchen Garden; scented and colourful sweet
peas grown on tall bamboo pyramids flourish at each corner.
Many different types of lettuce and salad jostle for
space with parsley, chives, coriander and other herbs,
while artichokes and early courgettes, peas, beans and
beetroot cohabit with soft fruits which make visitors
gasp with envy. Salads, herbs and vegetables are all grown from seeds from Dobies.
For this weekend there
will be practical advice from experts; a focus on how
the produce from the garden is used and an emphasis on
local produce - including the local honey and homemade
chutney sold in the gift shop.