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Workhouse gardens are rare survivals. The Ripon Workhouse kitchen garden has been carefully restored, and is maintained by the Trust, in order to bring it back into use.
The garden is maintained by a team of volunteers who use Victorian horticultural practices but with a 21st Century attitude towards the environment and a sustainable future.
About an acre in size, it lies on a slope behind the Workhouse site, with both original and access paths for all visitors to be able to enjoy the variety of vegetables, fruit and herbs that are all sourced from Victorian or older varieties including ‘Fellside Hero’ potatoes and ‘Dog’s Snout’ apples!
All three museums will be open daily from 10am to 4pm for the length of the local Easter school holidays - Saturday 28th March to Sunday 12th April.
We grow vegetables and fruit varieties which could have been found here in 1890.
"Visitors from Bedford
One of the best experiences of my life, amazing history. I will be sending my children here
The Workhouse Garden is fully accessible for wheelchair users