Grow Your Own Stage

Grow Your Own Stage is our NEW highlight for the 2021 foodie season, and we cannot wait to bring it to 7 of our events this year, including: 
Harewood House, Lowther Castle, Trentham Gardens, Knebworth House , Hardwick Hall & Margam Park

Perhaps you have some time on your hands and want to learn from scratch the best ways to start of your desired garden? Or maybe, you are a keen grower who wants to gain some more knowledge from a professional! Want to get the kids outside and involved in growing their own produce?! 

If this, is you, look no more because our NEW Grow Your Own Stage will provide you with all the knowledge and growing kits for you and the kids to take away and have a go! 

Schedule for the Grow Your Own Stage varies per event

Interactive demos led by:

Lemon Balm Design (

Harewood House | Knebworth House | Hardwick Hall | Margam Park

Isabel will be leading the Grow Your Own Stage. She is a Designer, Consultant and Therapeutic Horticulturist who focuses on improving health and wellbeing through design, activity, community and nature.

Isabel will be providing a range of Q/A and wellbeing demonstrations over the event weekend.

Fancy Growing Your Own, Herbal Teas, to then take home and enjoy? Or involve the kids and let them grow their own sunflowers and pumpkins to take home and watch them grow? All Free – so drop in to join the fun.

Isabel's GYO Timetable

10am Gardener’s QT
11am Gardening for wellbeing - Herbal Teas
12pm Gardening for Wellbeing - Unusual Salad
12.30pm – 2.00pm Closed for lunch
2.00pm Gardening for wellbeing - Herbal Teas
3.00pm Gardening for Wellbeing - Unusual Salad
4pm - 4.30 Gardener’s QT

Demonstrations and Hands-On kids workshops led by:

Sue Jefferies

Lowther Castle | Trentham Gardens

Pallet Salad: Step-by-step instructions on how to transform a wooden pallet into a simple and tasty vertical salad garden, which will thrive in the smallest spaces.

Tasty Windowsills: How-to demonstration showing you how to grow ‘microgreens’ and mini-veggies on indoor windowsills.

Veggie Hacks: Tips for ‘grow you own’ beginners – how to succeed with seed growing, chose vegetables and fruit to suit your growing area and add some home-grown flavours to your meals.

1-2-1 Advice: Bring your food growing questions along to our gardening experts for tips, tricks and advice.

Children’s Activities

Pea Head People , Milk Bottle Watering Can, A Handy Glove, Plastic Bottle, Mini Greenhouse, All Free – so drop in to join the fun.

GYO – will be heading to:

Harewood House | Lowther Castle | Trentham Gardens | Knebworth House | Hardwick Hall | Margam Park