The 6 acre Pines Garden represents a blend of beauty, innovation and sustainability. This organically managed garden has a lake, a sensory garden and sustainability trail for children, as well as a grass labyrinth and organic kitchen garden with over 40 different species of fruit and vegetables, from the exotic to the familiar!
The underlying theme of The Pines Garden is the exploration of old and new models for sustainable land management and sustainable living in general, with the garden having been run organically since Spring 2002. This is far more than just not using herbicides and pesticides, with emphasis placed on working in harmony with the natural systems, composting, recycling and learning how to use natural predators to control pests.
The Pines Calyx
The Pines Garden is home to the award winning Pines Calyx Conference, Wedding and Events Venue which is in regular use providing ongoing training events related to healthy and sustainable living, along with being available to hire for conferences, private functions and weddings. The building is also open periodically for public viewing – in addition our Demo Dome is accessible all year round, and is located next to the Pines Calyx with further information on display describing this unique building.
This autumn, the Pines Calyx Open Days are Sundays 6th & 2oth October and 3rd & 24th November from 10am – 4pm.
Access for Buggies and Wheelchairs
The Pines Garden has excellent disabled access with paths for wheel chairs and buggy access, making it the perfect day out for all the family. There is plenty of seating for visitors to come and relax in the gardens at any time of year.
Opposite The Pines Garden you will find the Pines Tea Room, where you can enjoy some of the most delicious homemade cakes, sandwiches and a selection of refreshments.
Accessed via the tea room, the St Margaret’s Museum offers changing displays on WW2 and the rich local history from the surrounding area.
Whilst visiting, take time out to explore the beach at St Margaret’s Bay and stroll up the magnificent cliff top with glorious vistas across the Channel to France.
The Pines Garden offers a naturally inspiring and great day out.