THE NEW KITCHEN GARDEN

September 7 → 10:00 am11:00 am

Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall

Many of us want to grow more of our own food, and to encourage community market gardens – but what’s possible in the northern climate? In 2014 Angus and Zara Gordon Lennox set out to restore their derelict 8-acre walled garden in Fochabers with the help of garden designer Arne Maynard. The walls provide immediate shelter but overall the ground is fully exposed to the Moray weather. Ten years later the garden is at the heart of the Gordon Castle Estate, producing ingredients for over 200 different products, fresh seasonal food for a thriving restaurant and cut flowers for florists, as well as healthy, home-grown fruit and vegetables for the local community.

The head gardener, Ed Bollom, describes the challenges the team faced in creating one of the largest kitchen gardens in Britain and in growing produce in the North of Scotland.

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