Mostyn Kitchen Garden
Set in the grounds of Mostyn Hall, this spectacular 2 1/2 acre, 18th century, walled kitchen garden is being run as a Social Enterprise. The project is supported by Mostyn Estates.
The aim of the award winning project is to assist with education, health and prosperity by growing fruit and vegetables. Participants with different abilities and needs from across the community have the opportunity to be fully involved in all aspects of growing. They enjoy exercise in the fresh air, social interaction, confidence building and learning new skills. They can see and learn how easily fresh food may be grown to organic principles.
Activities are tailored to suit the needs of the individual so that everyone can gain from the experience. As well as gardening, group activities have included “cut, cook and eat”, pruning courses, barbecues, flower arranging, jam making, and many other activities.
Produce from the garden is supplied directly to families, food co-ops and local restaurants.
A new kitchen built in 2015 means that jams, chutneys and pickles are being made on site. This is in keeping with the ethos of using seasonal produce that is “grown, picked and preserved by us”.
Helping to make the garden sustainable there are bees producing honey and pollinating the plants as well as rescued, ex battery hens fertilizing the soil. The garden also recycles vegetable waste from a restaurant that it supplies.
In 2015, Mostyn Kitchen Garden won the B2C (Business Supporting Communities) Business & Community Partnership Award. In May 2016, Mostyn Kitchen garden was shortlisted as a finalist in the Delicious Magazine Producer Awards.
If you are interested in getting involved with or visiting this spectacular walled garden project then please contact the Kitchen Garden Manager for further information on 07765933422.