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Patrick's Patch

Patrick’s Patch is a free to enter inspiring and productive garden that we have built adjacent to Fairweather’s in Beaulieu High Street. Year-round we grow a wide range of vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers that are used in Steff’s Kitchen and Steff's to go.

Our Head Gardener Rachel is supported by a loyal group of garden volunteers and Primary school children who regularly visit to learn gardening skills and understand where our food comes from. Due to Covid we are currently we are not planning any school visits or taking on any new volunteers.

“I love coming to the Patch. It’s never boring and really gives me inspiration and enthusiasm for my own projects at home” – Tracy Price

We are proud to be collecting entry donations for the  NGS in support of a wide range of invaluable charities. If you enjoyed your visit please consider donating.

A visit to Patrick’s Patch can provide ideas and tips for your own home, or alternatively just a tranquil place to wander and relax.

“My partner and I discovered Patrick’s Patch completely by chance today.  I just wanted to say what a joy it was to discover this gem of a place.  I think it was one of the most inspiring and uplifting projects I’ve come across in a long time.  What a wonder place with such incredible goals.  I was genuinely blown away – and inspired to try and bring this concept to my own local community” – Ms D Moore

Due to Covid we had to cancel all our 2020 courses, workshops and events in Patrick's Patch.  We are planning for 2021!

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Potting-Shed-Club

Patrick’s Patch runs ‘The Potting Shed Club’ for primary school age children (ages 4 – 11) every year.

We are sorry but due to Covid-19, we have cancelled the Potting Shed Club this year.  We are looking forward to planning for next year.  If you have any queries, please email lisa@fairweathers.co.uk.  

The Potting Shed Club runs once a month from March to October on Saturday mornings 10am – 11.30am. The club is run by the Head Gardener Rachel Foster. Rachel is a qualified gardener with lots of experience working with children and running gardening clubs. This is what Rachel had to say:

“I want the children to really enjoy being in the garden and gain satisfaction from making things they can take home and by helping with projects in Patrick’s Patch.”

During each club, the children make things to take home and they spend time helping on fun projects in Patrick’s Patch. There are mid-morning refreshments of hot drinks (for adults) and fruit juice, with homemade biscuits.