What you'll do
Explore a garden designed to produce & display a wide variety of edible plants, including fruits; vegetables; herbs & plants for infusions. There are trees; shrubs; tubers; perennials & annual plants. Over 100 types of edible plants (e.g. potatoes & tomatoes) & over 200 varieties (e.g. red & blue potatoes; red & yellow tomatoes) are grown in the garden throughout the year. Including unusual food plants (e.g mashua, oca & yacon), heritage varieties (e.g. Broad Ripple Yellow Currant tomatoes) & unusual coloured varieties (purple mangetout, yellow raspberries) rare to find in supermarkets. The visit can be used to reflect the interests of guests, from practical advice on how to grow, harvest, store or cook specific crops to the history or nutrition of fruits & vegetables. You can also discuss general nutrition questions throughout the experience. Jan & Feb focuses on how to plan edible gardens & where to buy seeds & tubers Mar & Apr focuses on sowing & planting annual crops May & Jun is the start of harvesting (e.g peas & beans) Jul & Aug is peak production time Sep & Oct is the start of storing & preserving for the winter Nov & Dec focuses on preserving & preparing for winter
Trevor has a lifelong passion for edible plants, from growing; cooking; preserving; processing & researching what happens to the body when we eat them. He is a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) with a PhD on the effects that eating fruits & vegetables has on blood vessel function & risk factors for heart disease. He has 15 years experience as a nutritional scientist running dietary intervention trials & lecturing on nutrition at universities in the UK & internationally. His half acre garden in Surrey has distinct areas for fruit & vegetable production plus ornamental displays of edible plants.
Bespoke dishes prepared Afternoon tea will be provided or dishes prepared from seasonal produce in the garden if preferred.
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Where you'll be
The garden is in the village of Frimley Green, near Camberley, Surrey. It's 2 miles from the M3 (Junction 4, 5 min drive) & 2.5 miles from Farnborough Main Station. Direct trains from Waterloo to Farnborough Main take 35 min on a fast service. The garden is 0.8 miles from Farnborough North Station, with trains to Gatwick Airport (via Guildford) & Reading. Farnborough North is a 15 min walk away. Guests can be collected by car from either station.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Some areas of the garden are not flat, but the majority of the visit will be on flat ground. Lawned areas may be difficult for wheelchair users.
Visit a nutritionist’s edible garden
$66 / person
$66 / person