The Prince of Wales chats to Alan Gear, during his first visit to Ryton Gardens in July 1989, and (above) a bird's eye view of the Vegetable Kingdom
, HDRA headquarters, and part of the gardens, at Ryton, 2008.
Ten acres of gardens and the interactive Vegetable Kingdom
Children can learn how to pot up flowers and vegetables and pot on, get involved with creative play and tour the vegetable kingdom
, while for the the adults there are more than 30 of the UK's top organic producers and retailers.
There's also the Vegetable Kingdom
, a Woodland Walk, toddler's play area, cafe, restaurant and shop.
The prize is a family ticket to visit Garden Organic's Vegetable Kingdom
, at Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry.
And of course, visitors will be able to enjoy all of the usual attractions at Ryton, which include stunning display gardens, the Vegetable Kingdom
, a shop and plant sales area.
In addition to its regular courses on all aspects of organic growing, Garden Organic Ryton offers visitors a full day out of organic and gardening delights, including a newly refurbished caf and award winning restaurant - both offering seasonal and locally produced organic food; ten acres of inspirational gardens; organic food and gift shop; toddlers' play area, children's garden and Vegetable Kingdom
Ryton will also be taking part in Heritage Open Days - by offering free entry to its Vegetable Kingdom
on Saturday, September 10, from 9am to 5pm.
Included in admission is access to the ten-acres of beautiful landscaped organic gardens as well as Garden Organic's interactive visitor experience - The Vegetable Kingdom
And, finally, it's children's week at Ryton next week, with a host of activities designed to get kids interested in gardening Some are vegetable themed, with daily tours of the Vegetable Kingdom
gardens and vegetable tasting along the way, workshops to play giant percussion instruments made from recycled materials; art competition; felt making and art and craft workshops - with a bit of willow weaving and origami thrown in