In partnership with Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library we have developed a growing network of Seed Guardians growing and conserving endangered heritage varieties of vegetables.

So far varieties such as Salford Black runner bean, pea Timperley Wonder and tomato Clibran’s Victory have all been grown to bulk up seed stocks. Many of these varieties taste amazing, grow fantastically and have fascinating stories to tell.

In 2015 we recreated a WW1 allotment as part of the First World War centenary commemorations. On the allotment we grew varieties used during the war years 1914-1918 and once a month visitors were able to meet WW1 allotmenteers in costume who demonstrated wartime growing techniques.