Reimagining the Walled Garden Workshop

27/05/2022

In this workshop, led by food specialist Charlotte Maberly, we will tour and taste our way around Floors Walled Garden while discussing examples of contemporary innovation around the country. Walled gardens have long been the site of innovation and enchantment at the heart of country estates, but many are no longer productive or have been lost all together.


Walled gardens have long been the site of innovation and enchantment at the heart of country estates. Poems, plays and prose throughout the centuries have encouraged us to imagine secret worlds within their walls, and the real experience of entering one is often just as magical.

They are also fascinating repositories of wisdom and technological ingenuity, showing us how past generations provided for large communities all year-round.
But despite once playing a vital role, many of Britain’s walled gardens were lost during the last century, becoming untenable as vast changes swept through agriculture, society and the global economy.

Should our remaining walled gardens simply remain quaint reminders of the past? Could they help address problems of food production in a changing climate? Or is there another future for these compelling structures?

In this workshop, led by food specialist Charlotte Maberly, we will tour and taste our way around Floors Walled Garden while discussing examples of contemporary innovation around the country. We will hear from head gardener, Lorraine Pearson, about her vision for the garden and consider how these enchanting spaces might be relevant into the future. This unique workshop is open to everyone and will be followed with a delicious lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches in the Terrace café. Also included in the ticket price is entrance to the Gardens and Grounds which you can wander and enjoy at your leisure after your workshop.

Charlotte Maberly is a gastronomist and co-founder of the UK’s first MSc Gastronomy. Via her company, Food Connects, she creates food-inspired experiences that explore the connections between people, place and nature. She works across the UK & Europe with individuals, schools, businesses and destinations and is thrilled to be collaborating with the Floors Walled Garden to produce this series of workshops.

Please email [email protected] with any special dietary requirements at time of booking.

Spaces are limited, advanced booking essential.

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