Aerial archaeological photographs of the estate conducted by The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales' have confirmed that the Grove kitchen garden sits in the same location as a 'lost' garden that pre-dates the existing Jacobean walled garden.
It is a nice thought that our modern kitchen garden spread over 1 acre is restoring the ground to its previous use during the 17th century.
Our chef firmly believes the quality of the food we serve comes from the freshness of its ingredients. The kitchen garden offers chef the opportunity to prepare and serve delicious produce within hours of picking.
We are proud to say that our kitchen garden provides an exciting harvest throughout the year with over 70 varieties of vegetables, herbs and summer fruits being grown for our restaurant.
The chefs can also be found in the hedgerows around the Grove foraging for a rich pickings including wild garlic, nettle, elderflower, watercress, wood sorrel, pennywort, wild blackberries and strawberries.
Jerry manages the kitchen garden here at The Grove organically, using composting during the winter months when much the vegetable garden is allowed to rest. We feel this is the only way to grow vegetables.