Gardener & Chef

5 June, 19 June, 10 July, 24 July, 7 August, 21 August, 11 September, 25 September / 9:30am - 3:00pm

Visit the Newt’s Market Garden, harvest your lunch and cook over fire.

£ 150 per person.

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The relationship between the garden and the kitchen is akin to a symbiotic one. The gardeners and chefs work closely together to plan the year’s seasonal harvests. This fresh produce deserves the finest send-off, so we send you off to harvest ingredients for your lunch with the gardener, while we set-up the picnic area above the wildflower meadow to have everything you need to cook your picked bounty over fire, creating inventive and delectable dishes with the chef.

The day begins with meeting the gardeners and the chef in the Wildflower Meadow, followed by a short journey to our Market Garden over on Avalon Farm. At the Market Garden we will meet the gardeners who have been cultivating and tending to the plants, picking alongside them to fill our trugs for lunch. Trugs filled to the brim, we head back to the main gardens to cook our harvested produce over open fire, culminating in an indulgent lunch picked and prepared by ourselves.

All equipment and ingredients supplied.

Includes: Tea & coffee on arrival with the Bakery’s signature cinnamon bun

"The Chef and Gardener workshop was very well organised, superbly executed and was a lot of fun. I thought the staff were very professional and there was no prissiness. Both my guest and I enjoyed the day and she has now become a member too." - Vivienne

"We had a really fabulous day; fantastic lunch and excellent staff leadership and participation. Many thanks to David, Beth, Anna, Jon and Arthur." - Harriette

"We had a wonderful day and a fantastic lunch - thank you David, Lisa, Jon and Beth." - Deborah

"Beautiful setting! Beth was fantastic. Lovely, friendly and personable staff!" - Caroline

"Had a fabulous day. David, Lisa and Beth were super knowledgeable, friendly and very interesting. They made the course extra special." - Sally-Ann

"Loved the enthusiasm of the team and how knowledgeable they are." - Barbara

"This was a gift for my birthday from my lovely children. I had a wonderful day in a beautiful place with two amazing experts AND met three friendly garden enthusiasts. We learned so much, laughed a lot and enjoyed a delicious lunch, chatting away in the warm sunshine. A day to remember." - Nadia

"I really enjoyed the workshop and would love to do another one. I left feeling as though I had learnt something, met new friends, a great lunch and enjoyed myself. Doesn't get better than that. It was also excellent value for money. Looking forward to the next one." - Kim