When: Tours will take place throughout the summer
Where: Yeo Valley, Blagdon, North Somerset
£: Yeo Valley’s Farm Adventure Tours and Garden Tours are both all-day events and cost £30 per person.
What is it?
Yeo Valley, the Somerset-based family-run dairy company, will be opening its doors this summer to give the public the chance to see its farm and organic garden.
Lasting for a full day and including a delicious homemade lunch and afternoon tea, Yeo Valley’s Farm Adventure Tours will be led by local expert Les Davies MBE. Whilst taking a short walk around the edge of the Mendip Hills, providing glorious views over the valley, you will get the chance to learn about the importance of organic farming as well as the history and myths of the surrounding landscape. In addition, you’ll get to see some of the results of Yeo Valley’s environmental and conservation work, such as dry-stone walls, hedges and woodland, as well as meeting Yeo Valley’s award-winning British Friesian cows.
The dates for the Farm Tours are the 7th and 21st June, 5th and 19th July, 30th August and 20th September.
The Yeo Valley Food and Garden Tours, set in the beautiful Organic Garden – the only organically certified ornamental garden in the UK – are perfect for keen gardeners and green enthusiasts alike. As well as having the opportunity to meet like-minded people, Yeo Valley’s garden team will be on hand to provide plenty of great tips and ideas.
The tour and talks during the day will cover a variety of gardening subjects, ranging from how to make wonderfully rich compost, to making your own comfrey tea. The day also includes some time in the Garden’s Tea Room for a tasty homemade lunch and afternoon tea, as well as a special cookery demo by Yeo Valley’s chef, who will share some great cookery tips.
The dates for the Garden Tours are the 4th and 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 13th August, 10th and 24th September.
More info: www.yeovalley.co.uk