Friday, May 16, 2008

Visit the Largest Organic Display in Europe

"Helena Sanchez-GiralRyton Organic Garden near Coventry, about 130 km north west of London, is unique in the whole of Europe. Garden Organic, the working name of the Henry Doubleday Research Association - HDRA, runs this top-class organic display garden, where both gardening enthusiasts and professional growers can learn a great deal. This year the organisation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A big organic food store enhances the offer for thousands of visitors coming each year.

Ryton GardenEvery year, 50,000 visitors attend the gardens, use the conference facilities, eat in the restaurant and buy things in the shop. At least one school class arrives every day to learn about plants and insects. Ryton Organic Garden consists of about 30 themed gardens covering ten acres. The restaurant that looks out onto the garden, was given an award by the Soil Association as the best organic restaurant in England in 2007."

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