9th Dec, 2016

Ryton Organic Gardens lands vote of confidence from visitors

Solihull Editorial 3rd Jul, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THERE are smiles all round at Ryton Organic Gardens after the national charity for organic growing received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.

Since opening its doors to the public in July 1986, Garden Organic has been welcoming visitors to Ryton Organic Gardens, on the outskirts of Coventry, to learn about the virtues of organic growing.

The demonstration gardens were the brainchild of the charity’s founder, Lawrence D Hills, who was keen to show ordinary growers that organic gardening was achievable by anyone within any size of growing space.

The gardens are spread over eight acres, and include individual themed gardens such as the Paradise Garden – created in memory of well-known organic grower, Geoff Hamilton – the Exotic Garden and the Allotment Garden.

Ryton Organic Gardens is also the home of Garden Organic’s pioneering seed conservation work, the Heritage Seed Library.

Steve Thomson, Garden Organic’s Operations Director, said: “We were thrilled to be awarded this Certificate of Excellence.

“The gardens are held in high esteem by the charity and our supporters, so it’s great to hear that this is reflected by our visitors too.”

TripAdvisor’s Heather Leisman, added: “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers.”

Since opening its doors to the public in July 1986, Garden Organic has been welcoming visitors to Ryton Organic Gardens, on the outskirts of Coventry, to learn about the virtues of organic growing. The demonstration gardens were the brainchild of the charity’s founder, Lawrence D Hills, who was keen to show ordinary growers that organic gardening was achievable by anyone within any size of growing space.

The gardens are spread over eight acres, and include individual themed gardens such as the Paradise Garden – created in memory of well-known organic grower, Geoff Hamilton – the Exotic Garden and the Allotment Garden. Ryton Organic Gardens is also the home of Garden Organic’s pioneering seed conservation work, the Heritage Seed Library.

Garden Organic is the UK’s leading organic growing charity.

It has been at the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for nearly 60 years and has over 20,000 members across the UK and overseas.

Dedicated to promoting organic gardening in homes, communities and schools, the charity encourages people to grow the most sustainable way, and demonstrates the lasting benefits of organic growing to the health and wellbeing of individuals and the environment.

For more information visit: www.gardenorganic.org.uk.

The charity’s HQ – Ryton Organic Gardens – is located just outside Coventry and is open to the public seven days a week, from 10am to 4pm.

The gardens are free to Garden Organic and RHS members, otherwise a small admission fee applies.

The charity runs a number of organic growing courses throughout the year, including an Introduction to Organic Veg Growing and Introduction to Seed Saving.

For more information about the gardens in general, visit www.gardenorganic.org.uk/ryton