Date – 6 April 2019
Time – 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join Head Grower and CIH member Martyn Davey for a tour of a most innovative growing business supplying Michelin star restaurants and wholesalers  – Nurtured in Norfolk before heading off to West Acre Gardens and Nursery to enjoy lunch, and then the walled gardens.

Chefs Allan and Sue Miller saw a niche for new garnishes in the kitchen and wanted to add depth and flavour to the palate, which is when ‘Nurtured in Norfolk’ really began. Now 10 years on in a 4-acre nursery the business has gone from strength to strength, with the help and support of numerous wholesalers. A work force of 60 plus fulltime committed staff now produce a niche range to keep up with the ever-growing demand for new, unique and innovative products. Constantly growing and developing as a company ‘Nurtured in Norfolk’ supply a range of wholesalers and Michelin star restaurants with a selection of cut Micro cress, pea Shoots, edible flowers, baby, micro and sea vegetables and edible leaves in various flavours. For more information visit their website (opens an external link).

Lunch is at the Apple Café which serves a range of light lunch options giving to the chance to meet and catch up with both members and non members. You are welcome to browse the gardens and nursery at their leisure. West Acre Gardens is in a lovely old walled garden, the extensive display gardens have year round interest and beauty. Featuring mixed borders, specimen shrubs and trees, ornamental grasses and bamboos, a Mediterranean garden and a shade garden. You will find plants for every garden situation and aspect to inspire you with fresh ideas. For more information visit their website (opens an external link).

Location of venues:

Hillside Nursery, Toftwood, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1NPWest Acre Gardens and Nursery, Tumbleyhill Road, West Acre, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1UJ

How much does it cost?

Members £10. Non-members £15. Lunch not included.

To book your place or to find out more:

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Organised by the Eastern branch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.