Farm Visits

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VON Visits 2012

Here are details of farmers and growers’ open days and other events during the next few months where VON members would be most welcome to come along too:


Sunday 5 August 2012

Fir Tree community Growers, Fir Tree Farm, Pimbo Road, King’s Moss, St Helens WA11 8RG.

‘Market Garden Britain’ open day; 2pm; refreshments available.

Contact: Jenny and Keith Griggs 01744 894284;


Saturday 18 August 2012

Avalach Centre for Plant Study, Drimlabarra Herb Farm, Kildonan, Isle of Arran KA27 8SE.

Open day at VON-supported herb farm; 12 midday; refreshments available. (Easily accessible by boat from Ardrossan  then island buses).

Contact: Keith and Maureen Roberts 01770 820338;


Saturday 15 September 2012

Growing with Grace, Clapham Nursery, Clapham, Lancaster LA2 8ER.

Tours of market garden at 11am, 1pm and 3pm; refreshments available.

Contact: 01524 251723;


Date yet to be confirmed

Oakcroft Gardens, Cross o’th Hill, Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8DH.

12 midday; refreshments available.

Contact: Tim Carey 07726 266501;

(Tim hopes to have an Open Day later this summer but no firm date yet.)


Any time by arrangement

Scilly Organics, Sandy Lane Cottage, St Martin’s, Isles of Scilly TR25 0QN.

Jonathan Smith of Scilly Organics welcomes visitors. Get in touch if you are in the area.

Contact: Jonathan on 01720 423663;



Other visits may be offered at a later date.

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