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Saturday 14 July 14.30
Packwood House Kitchen Garden guided tour
Packwood Lane, Lapworth, B94 6AT

Apples at Packwood House Kitchen Garden

In the 1700s kitchen gardens were not large-scale operations as they would become in Victorian times and were a combination of beauty and commodity, humble in scale but designed to be enjoyed and not hidden from sight.

Kitchen gardens did not just provide food, but all resources needed for a self-sufficient household. Herbs and flowers were used as flavourings and dyes, sedatives and disinfectants, and also supplied medicines for both people and animals.

Inspired by a survey of the house carried out in 1723 the team at Packwood has regenerated this area of the gardens to demonstrate the traditional ways of producing fresh, home-grown food - often appearing in the Garden Kitchen Café - while encouraging biodiversity and experimenting with new exotic plants.

Our guide will be Packwood House's Head Gardener, Mick Evans. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/packwood-house

HEOG members free - non-members £5.

Directions: Packwood House is prominently signposted with brown tourist signs from the B4439 Old Warwick Road between Hatton and Hockley Heath, and from the A4141 at Norton Green Lane between Knowle and Heronfield.

Forthcoming Events 2018

Monday 17 September 19.30
Jo Lally - Can we be Plastic Free? Kenilworth

Saturday 15 October 18.30
Harvest Supper Kenilworth

Saturday 17 November 18.30
Food and Wine (venue to be confirmed)

We have an ongoing programme of talks and visits in preparation. Please contact us if you would like to join our email list and be sent details of events as soon as they are available.

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Directions to
Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club
Wilton Court, Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ

Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club is part of the Wilton Court Assisted Living complex and the entrance is located in Abbey End Car Park, to the rear of The Almanac Restaurant, postcode CV8 1QJ.

Parking is adjacent to the entrance in Abbey End Car Park, which is behind the shops facing the Clock Tower. Additional parking in Square West car park, signposted to left of the Holiday Inn (see map).

Please note that the car parks are pay & display, including evening and overnight (50p after 6pm).

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If you would like to pay your subscription for the Heart of England Organic Group, please use the on-line membership form and follow the instructions on the form.

New Members and Guests

Guests and new members are always welcome at our events. They can come along as guests before they join for a small fee. Contact Ross if you’d like to come along.

for more details and directions please contact

Heart of England Organic Group
6 Waverley Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1JN
Tel. 01926 852135 email: ¨info@heog.org.uk¨