Events & Training

14th & 15th October 2022

Walled Kitchen Gardens Network – Forum 2022 at Audley End

Audley End Walled Garden

  To celebrate this 21st anniversary of the Walled Kitchen Gardens Network we looked at the extraordinary revival of walled kitchen gardens over the last 20-30 years,  to future opportunities and the amazing work in gardens brought back to life as productive gardens. In 2000, the kitchen gardens at Audley End were reopened to the public by English Heritage after extensive restoration work, and are now celebrated as one of the best examples of a working historic walled kitchen garden.   Louise Ellis introducing Audley End walled kitchen garden     Susan Campbell opened the Forum reflecting on the changes that had taken place over the 40 years since she… Read more »

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4 February 2021 and 8 April 2021

European Symposium on the conservation of historic kitchen gardens.

Chambord, Loire Valley, France - preceded by 4 online conferences

For information about the online event please follow this link : Symposium on the conservation of historic kitchen gardens Chambord New organisation Join us – Registration remains open for the next two ‘Chambord Conversations’: 4 February 2021 ‘Inventing new functions that could ensure the future of historic gardens’ 8 April 2021 ‘Excellence in conservation, in horticulture and in the economic model’ To register for the Symposium follow this link: Registration Form – new organisation

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Forum 2019 will be held on 5th and 6th October at Cranborne Estate in Dorset.

Cranborne Garden Centre and Manor Gardens, Walled Gardens of Cranborne Chase, N. Dorset Walled Kitchen Gardens used as Garden Centres & Nurseries Program for Saturday 5th October 9:00 am Registration in the Garden Room, Cranborne Garden Centre – coffee and tea available 10:00    Welcome from Susan Campbell 10:10 – 10:40 Patrick Fairweather – ‘Patrick’s Patch-a community project making business sense’ 10:45 – 11:15 Charlotte Casella – ‘the Walled Kitchen Gardens of Cranborne Manor’ Coffee break 11:15 – 11:30 Garden Tour 11:30 – 1:30pm – a walk through Cranborne Manor gardens, and walled garden with Georgianna Campbell Lunch 1:30 – 2:15 – return to the Garden Room for buffet lunch 2:15 – 2:30… Read more »

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Forum 2018 Mount Stewart Estate in Ireland

The Walled Kitchen Garden Network’s Forum this year was held, for the first time in Northern Ireland, on the 13th and 14th of October. We were based at Clandeboye near Belfast, which was close to our main destination, the beautiful Mount Stewart Estate.  Mount Stewart does not have large enough conference facilities whereas Clandeboye could easily accommodate us. Situated on the peninsula between the Irish Sea and Strangford Loch, Mount Stewart enjoys a unique microclimate enabling many Southern Hemisphere plants to thrive. From the NT’s website;   AN EXCITING CHALLENGE. The garden team have high hopes for the walled garden. Plans include replanting the rose garden, restoring the dairy, crafting… Read more »

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FORUM 2017 .. Glasshouses


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FORUM 2016 . .Community Gardening


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3rd & 4th October

Forum 2015

Croome, Worcestershire

Forum 2015 was held at Croome Court. The lectures were held in the newly restored Long Room with lunch and garden tours in Chris and Karin Cronin’s lovely adjoining walled garden.        

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5th October 2013

Forum 2013

Attingham Park

FORUM 2013 OCTOBER 5TH ATTINGHAM PARK, SHROPSHIRE The forum 2013 was held at Attingham Park in Shropshire on the 5th October 2013. Attingham is a National Trust property, where there is a large walled garden (just under two acres) and a smaller frame-yard with working glasshouses, back-sheds and bothy. This is an on-going restoration project, which has so far brought three of the quarters of the garden back into full productivity

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