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The Kitchen Garden Talk – with Julia Ayrey – Morning only

March 25 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm

The Kitchen Garden – growing, storing, preserving, cooking and the importance of choosing the most nutritious varieties and health benefits

The talk on how to get the most value from growing, storing, preserving and cooking. A showcase with a wide variety of plants, explaining the need to consider first and foremost, the importance of choosing the most nutritious varieties, looking at the latest research, the holistic health benefits of plants and superfood nutrition.

Julia Ayrey will cover the latest trends such as no dig, permaculture, forest gardening, crop rotation, growing from seed benefits, choosing the best varieties and general trouble shooting.

The success of a kitchen garden requires consideration of all these elements and part of the fun is discovering and learning about all these elements:-

In brief

* Growing the most nutritious food, with the most health benefits

* Using what you have already got, but didn’t realise

* Using different parts of plants:- leaves, petals

* Growing more herbs as a salad option- flavours and health benefits

* Methods of cultivation

* Preserving and storing

* Elements of kitchen garden design

* Essential equipment

Julia is as an extremely knowledgeable horticulturalist, who has a passion for “The Kitchen Garden”. She comes from a family in Ireland who grew vegetables commercially. She studied Botany at Trinity College Dublin, Kinsealy Research Centre and The Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin.

Julia worked for many years as the Horticultural Manager in a large garden center and currently works as an Assistant Manager. She has designed several gardens including the garden for Princess Anne’s visit to the Paddocks Housing Trust, and frequently gives horticultural talks, writes garden articles for local magazines and recently developed a gardening YouTube channel.

Julia supports the Lemon Tree Trust and her fee from this talk will be going to the worthy charity which is transforming refugee camps with gardens.

Arrive at 10.15 am for 10.30 am start. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The talk will finish at 1pm. £30 (30 places).

Refund policy: Refunds up to 30 days before event (all refunds are subject to a £10.00 administration fee).

Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

Photography disclaimer: Please be aware that photographs may be taken throughout the event and may be used for marketing purposes.


Preston Bissett Nurseries and Country Shop
Bushey Lane
Preston Bissett, England MK18 4ND United Kingdom


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We regularly recruit and if you are interested in working at Preston Bissett Nurseries please send us your CV and a paragraph explaining why you feel you would be suitable and what you would bring to the business. Send this to sales@thenurseries.com

We like our nursery staff to have valued horticultural qualifications and experience in horticulture and retail.

Part time casual seasonal work is often available in the spring and at Christmas. This involves watering, delivering, planting, pricing, unloading and loading. We also require help with maintenance, planting and in the coffee shop from time to time.

Currently we are recruiting casual and full time help with the Nurseries and The Garden Tipi coffee shop. 

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