The Gardens

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  • Frosts at The Grange
  • Greenhouse at The Grange
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The Grange has ten acres of land including a fully working walled vegetable garden with an original Victorian glasshouse. We grow, organically, a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, from the exotic to the ordinary. We usually harvest grapes, cucumbers, aubergines, medlars and figs as well as more traditional crops like potatoes, tomatoes, onions, leeks, broad beans, runner beans, apples, damsons, plums and oodles of raspberries and blackcurrants.

We have a meditational labyrinth cut into the turf, based on the one at Chartres cathedral. The path is grass so that you can feel it beneath your feet as you walk. We also have lawns, woodland and a
meadow - the latter full of different species of grass and wildflowers (making it something quite special according to our local wildlife society).

Although on the outskirts of a market town, there is plenty of wildlife at the Grange - in particular many species of bird. Depending on the time of year (or day), you can see nuthatches, goldcrests, jays, buzzards, tawny owls, barn owls, little owls and treecreepers as well as more common birds like robins, finches, tits, blackbirds, starlings and crows. We also have many summer visitors like flycatchers (spotted and pied), cuckoos, swallows, swifts and bats.

You may like to watch the short film about the Grange here.

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