Garden Food Day 2011

Saturday 16th July

… was a great success, despite the morning rain. We were sorry not to be able to hold the morning session in the planned green-and-peaceful surroundings of the Looking Well garden, but the indoor and under-canvas back-up worked well, and we were delighted – and surprised – at the large number of people who braved the weather to come along and enjoy the event.

Luckily, the rain stopped by the afternoon, and the sun smiled on the many people who set off, map in hand, to follow the Edible Garden Trail and visit some of the eight participating gardens, whose owners proudly demonstrated all the fruit and veg they were growing, and answered visitors’ questions.

Many then returned to the Looking Well for a well-earned cream tea – featuring (of course) home-made cakes, and preserves made with fruit from local gardens.

Click here for photos of the day – more welcome!

Morning (In the Looking Well, King Street)

Crop Swap Stall
Bring, swap, buy fruit, veg, herbs and preserves from local gardens

Gardeners’ First-Aid Point
Expert advice on your fruit and veg problems

Garden Food Display
Be amazed at how many different foods are grown in Bentham gardens!

No Garden – No Problem!
Growing food in tubs and window-boxes

Bees for Bentham
Get information about this exciting project
and collect bee-friendly plants for your garden


Edible Garden Trail
Visit Bentham gardens, meet gardeners, and share experiences

Garden Teas