A medieval kitchen garden in the style once seen hundreds of years ago at Glastonbury Abbey is to be recreated.
Centuries ago the abbey would have grown its own produce for use within the Abbot's Kitchen which catered for the abbot and his high-status guests such as the Royal family of the time as well as to feed the monks and employees.
The garden will be created from an area which is currently overgrown and will be next to the current herb garden on the edge of the orchard.
People are wanted to help with the initiative which aims to create a garden similar to that which existed at the abbey. Details of courses can be seen below.
The project has secured funding from Somerset Skills and Learning with the following courses available for individuals.
Please check back to watch the development of the Medieval Garden.
Hello and welcome back to the Medieval Kitchen Garden Blog. The garden is really starting to take shape as the beautiful plants and seeds so lovingly planted become firmly established. A enticing array of foliage, vivid colours and edible goodies greet you as our fantastic Kitchen Garden has been officially opened for visitors to explore! more
Added: 15th July 2017
Planting in the Garden
Hello again and welcome back to the Medieval Kitchen Garden Blog. We have been busy utilising the sunshine breaks between showers by planting our magnificent raised beds! more
Added: 12th June 2017
Building Bird Boxes at the abbey
Welcome back to the Medieval Kitchen Garden Blog! Summer is rapidly on the approach (in between showers!) and we have been giving some thought to our feathered friends by building some amazing nest boxes for them to use this autumn. more
Added: 21st May 2017
Volunteering Days - Hurdles!
The garden enclosure has been largely erected with the help of a fabulous team of volunteers, who toiled over two days to speed along the project. more
Added: 22nd April 2017
Hurdle making huge success
Hello! Welcome back to the Medieval Kitchen Garden Blog. There has been a steady rate of progress with our beautiful garden, helped along by our recent course ‘ Making Willow Hurdles’ which was embarked upon by our fabulous Learners at the amazing Musgrove Willows and was an enormous success which resulted in the completion of half the hurdles needed for our project! more
Added: 18th March 2017
Have a go at Pottage!
Welcome back to the Medieval Kitchen Garden Blog. Everyone here at the abbey hopes that you have had an excellent time over the festive period and that 2017 has gotten off to a fantastic start more
Added: 18th January 2017
Creating an accessible garden
A big hello from us all here and welcome back to the Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Kitchen Garden Blog! In recent days the abbey has been a hive of activity, with our first course ‘Creating an Accessible Garden’ getting off to a roaring start. more
Added: 1st December 2016
To register interest in the courses call Marcelle Bacchus, the abbey's project manager, on 01458 832267. Courses are free for adults 19+ with a £10 refundable deposit.
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