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Spring is just around the corner

The garden is waking up after a fairly wet and cold winter.  We’ve remained open on Wednesdays throughout all but the worst days but are looking forward to spending time in a bit more warmth!  The snowdrops and primroses are … Continue reading

Coming to the end of 2017

The garden is now feeling very wintery, but beautiful.  We are trying to remain open on Wednesday mornings, but are having a break over the Christmas and New Year. It has been a wonderful year for the garden.  The addition … Continue reading

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