Family activity day at Longshaw’s Kitchen Garden

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The Kitchen Garden volunteers at the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate in the Peak District are opening the garden up for a day of hands-on family activities, this Sunday, July 27.

Visitors of all ages are welcome to come and explore the garden, join in some fun hands-on activities, such sowing seeds or having a go at the garden quiz. There will be plenty for everyone to do, and the event is a drop-in event with many activities (there may be a small charge for some).

Longshaw’s Kitchen Garden was set up as a project run by a team of volunteers, and has grown in abundance, producing fantastic crops of healthy and tasty fruit and vegetables. Lots of the seasonal produce is served in the Longshaw Visitor Centre as a part of the daily menu. Plants grown at Longshaw will also be on sale during the event, which runs from 11am to 4pm.

Community & Learning Officer, Jenny Gerrans, says: “The Kitchen Garden Open Day gives people a chance to have a look at how fruit and vegetables grow, and may inspire people to grow their own food at home or on an allotment. The friendly team of volunteers have lined up an excellent range of activities so why not come to Longshaw and pop in to the kitchen garden to see what’s on offer?”

The Kitchen Garden is just behind the Longshaw Visitor Centre. For more information contact the National Trust in the Peak District on peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk.