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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: Up to 6
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 5356
Country: England

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Last Updated: July 4, 2015


No vacancies in August but taking bookings for September and beyond

The Walled Gardens were formerly the kitchen garden for Maristow House. The gardens fell into a state of severe neglect and I am trying to restore them to their former glory, and to use the process of restoration for a number of community projects. We've been working with long-term unemployed people, offenders and ex-offenders, people with mental health issues, school groups and students from the Universities of Plymouth and Bath.

There are 2 acres currently under production, another one to reclaim this year, a large Victorian greenhouse that needs restoring and another 2 that need rebuilding, and a whole host of other projects besides.

There's a variety of things to do here, gardening is only one part of it. We also need to repair some old stone buildings, clear new areas of ground for cultivation, manage the woodland, start a social media/marketing offensive, harvest honey from our 4 hives, help with other Tamar Grow Local projects, decorate the cottage...the list is endless!

We have vacancies from now until the end of the year (fully booked for August). Up to 6 places available at a time. We eat well & enjoy the amenities that the river and the Moor on our doorstep offer. Oh, and sometimes we head for the traditional local pub to sample their finest local cider...!

We look forward to hearing from you,

Jenny & the Maristow menagerie

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