11th and 12th October, at Knightshayes near Tiverton in Devon Dear friends, we are delighted to announce the Forum this year will be held at the exceptional National Trust property at Knightshayes. We are enormously grateful to Will Woodman, head gardener, and his team at Knightshayes, for inviting us to hold the Forum at this historic property, with its woodland gardens and important plant collections, and the elegant, restored walled kitchen garden. There will be more information to follow, and we’ll send out details of speakers and gardens in the next few weeks. The turreted Kitchen Garden at Knightshayes was originally laid out by William Burges in the 1870s, the… Read more »

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Newsletter No 7 details of the next online talk on the 7th June (9-11am UK time) and further information on the Symposium live event in The Netherlands, 5th & 6th Sept. to book your place! Details for the WKGN Forum 2024 to follow, put the 11th and 12th October in your calendar to join us in North Devon

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Newsletter No 6 with details of the next online talk (22 March) and more : Invitation to the second live Symposium event in The Netherlands – with earlybird discount!

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We are very sad to have to announce that our founder, chairman and friend Susan, passed away on the 2nd January 2024. She had become ill very suddenly after Christmas at home, and died peacefully at the local hospice. Her family are planning a private funeral followed by a celebration of her life at her home late Spring/early Summer this year

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People to thank and gardens to celebrate Dear friends, now at the very end of the year with the winter solstice behind us, Christmas festivities done and leftovers in the fridge, we want to send out our biggest thanks to everyone who has been involved with and supported WKGN this year. In March we celebrated Susan Campbell receiving the Veitch Memorial Medal 2023 from the RHS in recognition for her work over nearly 40 years, on and for walled kitchen gardens. It is also now 21 years since the initial meeting held at Hellens in Herefordshire, organised by Susan and Fiona Grant and which instigated the start of the Walled… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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14th and 15th October 2022 A Retrospective – the Renaissance and Revival of the Walled Kitchen Garden Dear Friends Booking is open! We are very happy to confirm the dates for our long overdue Forum at the wonderful walled kitchen garden at Audley End, Saffron Walden in Essex, a jewel of the English Heritage crown This time we are meeting on Friday and Saturday – on Friday 14th Oct. we will be at Audley End, Head Gardener Louise Ellis and the Kitchen Gardens team with us for the day. We will be visiting other walled gardens on Saturday 15th Oct. To celebrate this 21st anniversary of the Walled Kitchen Gardens… Read more »

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