Over the past twenty years, Sarah Mead of Yeo Valley Organic has nurtured the 6.5 acres of gardens to create one of the UK's largest and most varied ornamental gardens that is fully organic certified by the Soil Association. Demonstrating the Yeo Valley Organic philosophy of putting nature first, the garden follows the same organic principles championed by the farm and is rich in biodiversity. Visitors can explore the vegetable gardens, birch grove, streamside garden and wildflower meadows.
Where is Yeo Valley Organic Garden located?
The gardens are surrounded by the peaceful green Somerset countryside, with views of Blagdon Lake and the Mendip Hills beyond. You'll often see herds of Yeo Valley cows in the fields beyond the garden, grazing on rich organic grass. The gardens are a little way outside the village of Blagdon, just off the A368.
What style of garden is Yeo Valley Organic Garden?
Fully managed on organic principles, the garden also has a strong emphasis on colour and design. The perennial wildflower meadow is a haven for wildlife and the gravel garden has particular 'wow factor' in late summer with its bold, colourful planting. A large glasshouse is a formal centrepiece of the kitchen garden, while the impressive avenue of Tea Crabapples is at its most beautiful when the blossom is out in May.
What can guests enjoy at Yeo Valley Organic Garden?
Visitors can round off their visit with a cup of tea and a slice of cake at the Garden Cafe. Either sit on the terrace and enjoy the views, or there is a wood burner inside to warm up on those chillier days. Plants grown in the garden are available for sale at the Garden Store, as well as a variety of Yeo Valley Organic dairy products and other gardening gifts and items. During 2021, all visits must be pre-booked for an alloted time slot.