Visit Pashley Manor Gardens, on the border of Sussex and Kent, and see a wide range of vegetables grown from seed supplied by Dobies of Devon. For many years Dobies has been supporting Pashley Manor by providing the vegetable seed for their lovely and productive kitchen garden. Once the crops have been harvested they are cooked and served in the garden café so be sure to visit there too!
Mr and Mrs James Sellick are the owners and inhabitants of Pashley Manor, a Grade I listed timber-framed house, dating from 1550 and enlarged in 1720. They opened their gardens to the public in 1992, having brought them to their present splendour.

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Pashley Manor has an 11 acre garden which is open to the public from the start of April to the end of September.  About 25,000-30,000 people visit the each year and the kitchen garden is a very popular area of the gardens – especially since the Dobies produce is used every day to create delicious meals in the café. (‘Allow time to sample the fabulous homemade food and warm hospitality at arguably the best garden café in the county, much of which is sourced from the abundant kitchen garden’ – Leigh Clapp in ‘Sussex Life’).

Pashley Manor
The above photo was taken in 2014 and should you wish to recreate all or some of it then the varieties shown and grown, starting in the bottom right corner are:

Parsley Astra
Lettuce Lollo Rosso
– Under the standard gooseberries (the only item in the photo not supplied by Dobies) is a clump of Parsley Astra and then a row of Lettuce Ashbrook between the trunks.
Perpetual Spinach
– Then another row of Lettuce Lollo Rosso (they use a lot of lettuce in the café)
– Row of dwarf French Bean Canzone
– On the bamboo is French Bean Cobra and Runner Beans Midnight and St George
Lettuce Tom Thumb
Lettuce Robinson
– Finally the green bushy growth is Broad Bean Aquadulce Claudia

Rather than just look at a photo why not pay Pashley Manor Gardens a visit? They’ll make you very welcome.

Opening Times 2015 – 1st April to 30th September

 Pashley Manor Gardens
Near Wadhurst
East Sussex

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