THE BUILD

We caused minimal impact to our surroundings in the creation of the new space. Our team remodelled an old agricultural barn located between our Market Garden and Farmshop by working with local craftsmen, adopting traditional techniques and using locally sourced materials throughout.

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THE DESIGN

The design concept for the restoration works embraces the surrounding environment.

The architecture of the building is constructed of silver birch felled from the Daylesford Estate; Cotswold stone sourced from a local quarry forms the entrance and timber for the exterior pergola and interior walls was sourced from within 20 miles of Daylesford.

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INSPIRED BY NATURE

Our vital pollinators have been given a safe space within the external walls of the Garden, with bee blocks encouraging masonry bees to nest. We irrigate our plants by harvesting rainwater from the barn roof and stormwater mitigation.

The entire building is powered by our biomass boiler fed with wood chips from the Daylesford Estate to heat the underfloor. This green source of energy is supported by improving the thermal performance of the building.

A large soil wall constructed with natural clay and roots harvested from our Market Garden supports a sweeping mezzanine level. Till points, door handles and clothes hooks are crafted from fallen wood from the Estate and all fixtures use natural materials and FSC certified wood.

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SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE GROWING

Daylesford Organic Garden has a team of experts on hand to advise on the use of green energy, utilising rainwater, composting, organic weeding and tips on recycling wooden and plastic containers​, as well as supporting pollinators and local wildlife with bee and bird houses.

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SEASONAL PLANTS

You will discover a carefully curated horticultural collection from Daylesford founder Carole Bamford, showcasing hard-to-find-plants and trees from specialist local and British growers, alongside heritage variety, seasonal organic produce and cut flowers from our Market Garden.​

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IT STARTS WITH THE SOIL

Carole Bamford maintains that healthy soil gives food its nutrients and plants their vitality, sustaining life on earth. Daylesford Organic Garden offers three types of organic peat-free compost, made from innovative materials such as the husks from coconut shells, wool and a mixture of soil carbon, fungi and seaweed. Our experts are on hand to advise on compost systems for all garden sizes.

Our plant containers are made of fully recyclable or 95% post-consumer recycled pots, as well as the compostable “hairy pots” and rice pots​.

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WORKSHOPS

Sign up to one of our garden & floristry workshops at Daylesford.

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Watch our two minute film featuring Daylesford founder Carole Bamford about the inspiration behind our new garden space.