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The Gardens

Classroom, studio, retreat

Community through growth
The Seed Saving Network



Omved Gardens is embarking on a Seed Saving Network centred around heritage and heirloom food crops, with a focus Future 50 varieties (foods that are nutritious and tasty, and have a low impact on our planet).

Seed banks and networks are a way of collecting seeds to preserve them for the future. As our climate changes and we continue to modify the environments around us, our food crops and methods of growing must adapt. We can prepare for these changes by learning which plants work best for both human needs, and the needs of the earth.

Find out more about the Seed Saving Network here.

Nurturing Day



Spend a day in our gardens with your friends, family, community, or team and connect to the place, to yourself and each other through a series of sessions designed to help you pause, observe, reflect, learn, and get inspired by nature.

Engage with what we do at a slow pace, with a small group. We’ve put together a full-day programme in our garden, kitchen and glasshouse that invites you to:

Pause and reflect on your surroundings
Learn how to work with nature and not against it
Connect to the elements, yourself, and each other
Think more holistically and creatively
Join our restorative philosophy

Find out more about OmVed Gardens Nurturing Day

For more information and inquiries please contact:

How We Started


Omved Gardens has been transformed by landscape architect Paul Gazerwitz into a meandering journey through wild and native plants, a relaxing embrace of scents of lavender, rosemary and sage and a comforting space to unwind and contemplate.

An ecological survey undertaken whilst the site was still a tarmacked hillside, found nothing of ecological value to record, so our immediate task was to create habitat and invite in nature. The first work was to remove all the tarmac and hard concrete surfaces and allow the earth to breathe. This has meant considerably reduced parking on site and visitors are encouraged to come without the car.

What We Have Achieved


As this project has unfolded, we have introduced an orchard, a vegetable plot and many new trees and shrubs. We are an organic site and use the bounty of the garden to nourish our food and creativity agenda. Step by step we are exploring soil and composting, wild plants and nutrition, the relationship with the earth and our health.

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