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Norwich
All Year: February - November
Area (ha): 0.62
Persons: 1-2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 15422
Country: England

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Last Updated: September 8, 2017

The garden is situated in the picturesque village of Gissing on the Norfolk and Suffolk border approximately 20 miles south of the city of Norwich and 5 miles north of the market town of Diss. There are good rail and bus links to Norwich and London. Gabriel’s Garden is a small (approximately 2/3 acre) but quite literally ‘growing’ business, we specialize in growing a wide variety of flowers and foliage's renowned for their seasonality, fragrance and simple beauty to use in our onsite floristry studio.

We are looking for helpers to stay and help with a variety of jobs from February to November to help keep the garden growing: weeding and ground work, sowing, planting and at certain times harvesting. As a guide we aim for 5 hours work per day, 5 days a week. The aim and ethos of the business is to be as sustainable as possible, we don’t use chemical sprays as we want to encourage a natural biodiversity within the garden, which means the majority of the work is done by hand.
The work in the garden can be physically demanding and requires people who enjoy the outdoors, are happy to work and live independently and have a good understanding and ability to speak English. It is very rewarding work, particularly if you are interested in horticulture as the garden in flower is a little pocket of paradise!
For accommodation, we have a separate wooden cabin in the garden of our house. It comfortably sleeps 2, has a wood burning stove for heating and internet access. Shower room and toilet facilities are in the main house very close by. Delicious home cooked meals are provided during the week, all of which can be eaten around the family kitchen table. We welcome couples, individuals and pairs of workers and are looking for helpers who are teenager and dog friendly!
We are looking for helpers who are happy to work and live independently and due to our busy work and family lives we prefer to keep weekends as a private family time so we ask that helpers respect this and aim to make plans for themselves, enjoy the peace and quiet and/or use this time to either relax in the cabin or plan and make excursions to places in the wider area.

We are currently taking bookings for 2017/2018 so please get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Many thanks,
Gabi.

Some transport links:
www.thetrainline.com/
www.nationalrail.co.uk, www.nationalexpress.com. www.simonds.co.uk/local-bus-services

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