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NEWSLETTER NUMBER 4, OCTOBER 2023 To attend the online Zoom seminar at 9.00am (UK) on October 12 please use this link; https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88410944615
SENIOR KITCHEN GARDENER Title Senior Kitchen Gardener Location. Audley End House, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF Salary£26094 / 36 hours per week / permanent Job typePermanent Ref15096 Applications close on 22/9/23 Audley End would be delighted to hear from you, if you would like to talk to us about this role before you apply, please contact Louise Ellis, Head Gardener, at Louise.Ellis@english-heritage.org.uk
Harewood House, Yorkshire 6th and 7th October The Kitchen Garden and the Kitchen Booking is well underway and we are looking forwards to very interesting talks and lively discussions – you can book using the registration form below, payment details are on the form: Our speakers are all hugely experienced gardeners, historian and chefs, and we have a wonderful opportunity to hear and learn from: Trevor Nicholson – Head Gardener at Harewood House, Yorkshire Steffie Shields – Garden historian, specialist on ‘Capability’ Brown, writer and photographer. She is also a Vice-President of the Gardens Trust and Chair of Lincolnshire Gardens Trust Claudio Bincolletto – Head Gardener at Keythorpe Hall Walled… Read more »
Harewood House, Yorkshire 6th and 7th October The Kitchen Garden and the Kitchen We are delighted to let you know that booking for our next Forum is now open. Please register using the booking form via this link: We will be updating details for Friday 6th October, and the gardens in Yorkshire we’ll visit on Saturday 7th, over the coming weeks. We will send out updates through the Grapevine and you will also be able to find details on the Events and Training page of the website. The last time we were in Yorkshire was in 2007 when the Forum was held at Helmsley Walled Garden. So much has changed… Read more »
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Dear friends, With beautiful photos appearing from walled gardens everywhere, gardens open again for a new season and the hungry gap just about behind us, we are really pleased to let you know about plans for 2023. Ahead of that we first want to send congratulations again to Susan Campbell on being awarded the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal 2023 – given for her dedication and decades of work on, and with walled kitchen gardens. This Award is given ‘for outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture’ and is wonderful recognition of everything Susan has done to bring these gardens to the fore and re-establish understanding… Read more »
‘I am in awe of what Sarah Wain & Jim Buckland have achieved at West Dean and this superb book is a testament to inspired, uncompromising horticulture at its very best.’ Monty Don At West Dean The creation of an exemplary garden By Jim Buckland & Sarah Wain Photography by Andrea Jones White Lion Publishing | 4th October 2018 West Dean Gardens in West Sussex is one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public today. At West Dean is the first book to comprehensively document this extensive and unique project; a celebration of the gardening excellence and love affair with planting that Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain have… Read more »
14th and 15th October 2022 Retrospective and Renaissance – a Revival of the Walled Kitchen Garden To celebrate this 21st anniversary of the Walled Kitchen Gardens Network we will be looking 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 renowned as one of the best examples of a working historic walled kitchen garden. We are returning to the gardens, 20 years after the first WKGN Forum held there in… Read more »
The Symposium at Chambord at the end of June was an outstanding success bringing together Gardeners, Owners, Designers and Historians to mix and share their knowledge and skills. The proceedings of this get-together as well as the slides, videos and text of the 8 previous online presentations are now available at https://potagershistoriqueshistorickitchengardens.eu We plan to hold another European Symposium in 2024, venue to be decided.