Event name: In the Kitchen Garden with Mickey (private days)


While regular 'open to the public' kitchen gardening days are on hold due to the COVID-19 virus, a private day in the Kitchen Garden for small groups is one you can still enjoy (it's easier to move the date of a group who know each other, should the need arise). Primarily outside, we can keep you well spaced, even when it comes to enjoying your seasonal, garden-inspired lunch. 

So why not find a group of friends and join Mickey in her Kitchen Garden at Glenmore....a working garden full of constant activity, that changes almost daily through all its phases of growth and yield. There is much to learn - whatever month, whichever season. The art of Kitchen Gardening is to be found in spontaneity (as well as practicality) and in attending one of these days with Mickey, you will grasp the beating heart of the garden, the full circle of vegetable gardening and glean a true understanding of absolute seasonality.

Discussion and example on the days will encompass all relevant tasks - from the care and nurture of all veg during their growing season (using organic principles of course) to the upheaval of crop rotation; staking and support structures, soil, compost, watering, tonics and seed collecting....right through to the aesthetics and design of a Kitchen Garden. The days reflect all that is relevant to the season and moment, so you can absorb the information at an unhurried pace. And then, you will be treated to one of our renowned long-table lunches, to enjoy the bounty from the garden.

Mickey suggests it's in the Kitchen Garden that you may make your biggest gardening mistakes: they will be short-lived, for the Kitchen Garden in particular, is today, gone tomorrow, either eaten or expired and the time will soon be right to begin the entire process with your newfound wisdom, all over again.

*Prior to making your booking, please contact Mickey to confirm a date in the diary to suit: Wednesday - Saturday (preferably but can discuss).


10.00 am Morning Tea on arrival (outside...well spaced) with one of Mickey's home-made, seasonal cakes.

10.15 am Introduction to kitchen gardening...informal chat, outside...

11.15'ish We'll be off into the Kitchen Garden for a 2 - 2.5 hour intensive session - rain, hail or shine (please dress appropriately)

1.30 / 2.00'ish A simple, seasonal, garden-inspired lunch, tasting the very best ingredients from the garden. After lunch, you are welcome to visit the Barn and linger longer in the garden.

Cost: minimum 6 people $360.00 per person (up to ten). For groups less than 6, minimum cost $1,650.00 (or larger) groups
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