Hidden, attractive and productive 1-acre organic garden behind suburban house (not open). Wide range of top and soft fruit with over 100 fruit trees, many in trained form. Many different vegetables grown both outside and under cover incl a large 20m greenhouse. Productive areas interspersed with informal ornamental plantings providing colour and habitat for wildlife.
The extensive planting of different forms and varieties of fruit trees make this an interesting garden for groups to visit by appointment at blossom and fruiting times in addition to the main summer openings.
Sunday 8 July (1 - 5pm), Wednesday 11 July (2 - 7pm). Admission £3.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Refreshments in aid of Oxfam.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to October talks and tastings of fruit/veg may be possible depending on date of visit. Min 10 visitors. Please enquire about price when booking. Home-made teas.
Tony Chalcraft & Jane Thurlow
How to find us
The Nursery, 15 Knapton Lane, Acomb, York, Yorkshire, YO26 5PX
2½m W of York. From A1237 take B1224 direction Acomb. At r'about turn L (Beckfield Ln.), after 150 metres Turn L.
More about The Nursery
Formerly a suburban commercial nursery, this is now a one acre plus organic garden with a mix of fruit and vegetables and ornamental plantings. A wide range of vegetables are grown in beds and in traditional rows. There are several greenhouses including a 20m long structure used for tomatoes, peppers, aubergines etc. Fruit is a speciality with over 100 apples and pears, some as trained trees others as larger forms, plus soft fruit in a large fruit cage. Ornamental plantings focus on wildlife friendly plants with a small woodland garden and borders in an informal style.