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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 Network we will be looking back at the extraordinary revival of these gardens over the last 20-30 years, and forwards to opportunities for the future and some amazing work in gardens now being brought back to life as productive gardens.

We will send full details soon – speakers for Friday 14th October at Audley End, and details of the gardens we’ll visit on Saturday 15th.

Although it has been great to have seen so many of you on Zoom over the last 2 years, we really haven’t seen most of you or met new friends for a long time, so we hope to see lots of you in Audley End in October!

Please sign up using the registration form here:


Susan Wilkin

When will you be able to tell us which gardens we’d hopefully be visiting on the Sunday? I don’t think I’ll be able to make both days so must choose carefully!

Lucy Pitman

Hello Susan, we hope to have confirmation by the end of August. Just to note, we’ll be visiting gardens on Saturday 15th Oct (the Forum is on Friday & Saturday, a change from previous years!)


Can you put Adam and I on the list as Attendees and we look forward to receiving the booking form.

Carolin Gohler

Booking now and thank you for arranging further interesting and inspiring seminar days!

Geoff/ Sue Croft

Today 23rd October and it is raining and we are reflecting on how lucky we were for the 20022 Audley End Conference both the excellent organisation and content of the event and the weather again. So good to meet up again and chat with many friends we have made over the last 15 years. As usual there was a lot of interesting information throughout the two days. Unfortunately we could not visit Wimpole Hall on the second day as we were close to junction 10 of M1 at Luton for our journey up to the Midlands . Thanks to Susan ,Lucy and Mike again . Next year !!


Hi Geoff and Sue, so good to see you two again and thanks very much for the kind comments.

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