THERE are smiles all round at Ryton Organic Gardens after the charity received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Since opening its doors to the public in July 1986, Garden Organic has been welcoming visitors to learn about the virtues of organic grown fruit and veg.
The demonstration gardens were the brainchild of the charity’s founder, Lawrence Hills, who was keen to show growers organic gardening was achievable by anyone within any sized plot.
The gardens are spread over eight acres, and include individual themed gardens such as the Paradise Garden – created in memory of well-known organic grower Geoff Hamilton – the Exotic Garden and the Allotment Garden.
Ryton Organic Gardens is also the home of Garden Organic’s pioneering seed conservation work, the Heritage Seed Library.
It has been at the forefront of the organic movement for nearly 60 years and has over 20,000 members across the UK and overseas.
Steve Thomson, Garden Organic’s Operations Director, said: “We were thrilled to be awarded this Certificate of Excellence.
“The gardens are held in high esteem by the charity and our supporters, so it’s great to hear that this is reflected by our visitors too.”
Visit www.gardenorganic.org.uk for further information.