Ryton Organic Gardens has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
“We were thrilled to be awarded this. 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,” Steve Thomson, Garden Organic’s operations director said.
Ryton Organic Gardens opened its doors to the public in July 1986.
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.