• Top Tips for August

    • Ornamental: Don't waste precious water on your lawn; grass is a drought survivor. Once autumn rains start, new growth will appear
    • Vegetables: Water runner beans at soil level thoroughly and regularly to get a good crop. Dry roots cause flower drop & poor setting
    • Pest Control: Plant early-flowering bulbs to provide beneficial insects with a food source early next spring. Great for bees, too

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News

  • Masters Conference 2014

    Annual Masters Conference at Garden Organic

    Garden Organic welcomed one-hundred-and-fifty Volunteer Master Gardeners and Composters from across the country to the Annual Masters Conference at Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry.

    Master Gardeners and Composters are volunteers who are passionate about growing organic food and composting. There are currently around 1,000 active Master Gardeners and Composters, who have been trained to offer support and encouragement to people who’d like to grow their own food or start composting in their gardens, allotments, and community spaces. The schemes have been in existence for more than ten years and are designed to spread the word about growing your own food and composting through the Garden Organic Volunteer Mentor Networks.

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  • Public health

    Public Health officials inspired by Garden Organic projects

    The Garden Organic team welcomed Senior Public Health Commissioners from across the UK to the Prince of Wales’ Highgrove Estate this week, for an engagement event designed to showcase the positive impact growing organic food has on health.

    Garden Organic is currently involved with more than twenty Public Health projects across the UK; these range from helping prisoners overcome substance misuse, social and therapeutic horticulture, as well as the more established Master Gardener and Composters community programmes.

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  • Sandringham

    Sandringham Flower Show

    Garden Organic joined forces with the Norfolk Organic Group and the Breckland Master Gardeners at the Sandringham Flower show this week.

    The prestigious flower celebrated its 133rd year and was attended by our Patron, the Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall. The show boasted more than 200 trade stands, a wide variety of horticultural competitions, entertainment and a military band.

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Featured Person

  • Our Patron

    HRH The Prince of Wales, our Patron for more than 25 years, is a passionate supporter of our charity’s aim to get more people growing organically.