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Our polytunnel is now in full use, enabling us to grow many more plants.  Help!  We need more people on the watering rota though.

Rhubarb is cropping well although we won’t pick too much this year to let it establish.

The blossom on the fruit trees has been especially good this year.  Now we need to think of ways to stop the birds from eating all the fruit!


We have started to put plants and produce out for sale by the gate on Wednesday mornings.  We ask for a small contribution to help us buy more seeds, compost, netting etc.

The Willow Dome is growing well.  Bring your children to play in it beside the sand pit.


The snails and slugs are enjoying themselves!

Do come along and enjoy yourselves as well.

Summer 2017 news

Despite some very mixed weather including thunder, lightning and torrential rain for our August 23rd session, we are having a lovely summer.  We are putting an increasing amount of produce out for sale each week.   The addition of the … Continue reading

Open garden weekend for Edible York

Many thanks to everyone who came to our open afternoons last weekend.  The weather was beautiful, the garden was looking good, although rather dry, and the children who came had a lovely time pond dipping, digging potatoes, barrowing chippings for … Continue reading

Early Summer 2017

The garden has certainly benefitted from our very mixed weather and is absolutely bursting with life – both flora and fauna.  The tadpoles are starting to turn into frogs although we still have masses of tadpoles.  The water has now … Continue reading

Easter Egg Fun Day 9 April

22 people joined us for a very successful Easter Egg afternoon.   Ages ranged from the under 5s to the over 70s and activities ranged from playing in the new created Fairy Corner, counting tadpoles and great pond snails to hunting … Continue reading

Winter into Spring 2017

After a long spell of dreary weather, the Sleeper Path Garden is looking a bit unloved.  But, after our usual session on Wednesday morning this week, we saw the first signs of spring.  Snowdrops are flowering, birds are singing, rhubarb … Continue reading

September update

Apple Day 24 September 2016 – We all had a fantastic afternoon with over 40 people, a lot of whom had never been to the garden before.  We had prepared it well with lots of lovely Welsh cakes and apple … Continue reading

August update

It’s been a funny mixed month at the Sleeper Path with blazing sun one moment followed by cold miserable days.  But, the produce has been amazing.  Our sales stall this Wednesday contained sweet peas, blackberries, apples, French beans, runner beans, … Continue reading

July update

New Earswick Garden is blooming now, and so are the weeds.  But weeds help wildlife, so we don’t really care!  The cherries were fantastic this year and we managed to prevent the birds eating them all.  We’re still picking rhubarb and have made … Continue reading

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