Introducing the hub for the Gardeners Collective, here at Home Farm within the Arlington Court estate.
In the heart of a beautiful National Trust farmstead, we are creating a working kitchen garden in the previous calf linhay and courtyard. Expect productive raised no-dig beds, companion planted blooms and all the herbs possible. A space for community and growth. We can’t wait to see how it develops over the coming seasons!
The courtyard garden is designed with accessible growing opportunity in mind. Raised beds have been built from reclaimed materials, cold frames have been constructed in harmony with the existing walls. Careful attention has been taken to preserve the existing beauty of the area, and construction and planting has been designed to bring new life to a concrete courtyard.
Our downstairs linhay room is our potting shed and workshop. A hive of industry for the start and end of the growing processes. A space for seed sowing, potting on and crafting. We are looking forward to filling this space with installations of dried materials and botanical art, as well as the essential tea station. Every garden needs a tea station, to bring people together and warm the soul whilst hiding from the rain.
Our upstairs linhay room is an exciting venture into a new type of growing to us. This will become our ‘Mush-room’, dedicated to growing our mycelium friends. Mushrooms will be grown from the walls and rafters in various ways, bringing a unique type of farming to the area.
Community values are at the very centre of our plans here. Groups of all ages are invited to join our workshops, learning how to grow with us. This is a safe space for expression, to connect with nature with your hands in the soil, working in harmony with the environment around us. You can find out what’s on in The Gardeners Co Garden here or get in touch to find out more.
Our address: Home Farm, Arlington, Barnstaple, EX31 4LW