Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Blagdon, Somerset
One of only a handful of gardens in the UK to be given organic status by the Soil Association, the Yeo Valley Organic Garden at Holt Farm is a little Somerset gem. Visit for an afternoon stroll followed by tea on the terrace.
For a scrumptious day out in Somerset, book in for lunch at the Yeo Valley Canteen and then drive the short distance to Holt Farm to visit their organic garden and tea rooms. Wander through each section of the garden and you’ll discover stunning sculptures (we love the ha-ha with its kite flying above Blagdon Lake), creative planting schemes and in true Yeo Valley style, quirky touches such as rabbit-shaped topiary and glitter balls. The Tea Room terrace overlooking the vegetable garden is the perfect spot for a slice of cake and a mug of tea.The Foodie Travel Guide
- Go for a garden stroll
- Garden café with lovely terrace
- Seasonal opening only (May-Sep)
- Programme of special events
- Close to the Yeo Valley Canteen
Visit a Stunning Organic Garden
Drive down the lane to Holt Farm and you’ll see Freisian cows happily grazing in the fields or others being milked in the huge shed. It’s their milk that’s turned into the delicious Yeo Valley organic butter, yogurt, cream and ice cream making Yeo Valley the largest organic business in Britain. The farm is home to the Mead family who have been farming in the area since the 1960s. Over the last 20 years, the gardens have been a labour of love for Sarah Mead. Open during the summer months, you’ll find everything here is homemade, from the cakes and scones through to the nitrogen-rich compost made by creating a special comfrey ‘tea’.
Wander Around The Garden
Featured in the book ‘The Most Amazing Gardens to Visit in Britain,‘ the Yeo Valley Organic Garden comprises six and a half acres of contemporary planting. Wander through different sections and you’ll see over 24,000 spring bulbs, a beautiful gravel garden with its tapestry of colours, quirky metalwork sculptures, a mesmerising meadow with amazing views of Blagdon lake, a vegetable garden and even an old Mini planted with nasturtiums.
Take Tea on the Terrace
- There is a small entry charge to the Garden and Tea Room
- Look out for the special supper nights and events such as the Yeo Valley annual Open Day
- Group tours of the garden are available on request
- The Tea Rooms are available for private hire.
WHERE TO STAY IN SOMERSET
The Swan at Wedmore
The Swan offers fresh and modern rooms in the tranquil Somerset village of Wedmore.
Rooms from £68 a night.
The Bath Arms
Offering a restaurant and a bar, The Bath Arms Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Cheddar.
Rooms from £95 a night.
They tell me that they’re really sorry but as it’s a working farm, there’s a no dogs policy.