About the Farm

Our organic Farm is situated on south facing slopes overlooking Chew Valley Lake in North Somerset.

When we moved here in December 1995 little planting had been done and our first task was to design and plant a walled garden.  Having spent our lives travelling the world,  we had little experience of gardening but with helpful advice from friends and professionals we included a fruit cage, pond, raised vegetable bed, croquet lawn, herb garden  and woodland area which are now all well-established and give us, and the local wildlife, much pleasure throughout the seasons.

More recently we have been working towards making the Farm as self-sustaining as possible.  We have installed solar power to provide electricity for three of the buildings during the day.  We also use solar hot water for the farmhouse and we harvest rainwater from all the main roof areas.

In April, 2012 our Forest Garden was recognised as a centre within the Permaculture Association LAND project and we now welcome students from all over the world who want to learn about Permaculture principles and techniques and how we use them here. 

 

We currently have four ongoing projects at the Farm,  the Apple Orchard, Limeburn Hill Vineyard, our permaculture Forest Garden and, of course, The Bees, without whom little pollination would take place! 

 

To find out more click the links below:

Bryony's sustainable, permaculture project is for anyone with an interest in forest gardening and the growing of local, natural hedgerow food.

Forest Garden

 Perched on sunny south-facing slopes overlooking the Chew Valley the vineyard was hand-planted in 2015 with 1800 vines.Robin and Georgina also run tours and tastings during the summer.

Vineyard

Beccy and Sam have plans to cultivate and improve the orchard's potential.They are cider makers with a passion for organic produce using natural and wild ingredients.

Orchard

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