Horticultural Centre at Cross Lanes Organic Farm

 

Greenhouse

 

We have a commercial 'recycled' greenhouse on site, with raised beds and paths. The greenhouse itself was formally Butterfly World in Tow Law, we dismantled and re-erected it at Cross Lanes and gave it a complete refurb.

 

With recycling at the fore front as always, our little 'milk carton' plant pots work a treat.... a waste product from the kitchen becomes an asset to the greenhouse, and is a little free advertising for our milk supplier Acorn Dairy!! Many other 'waste' containers from the kitchen are used as recycled plant pots.

 

Acorn Milk Cartons

 

We grow a wide variety of fresh organic home grown produce in the greenhouse, which is harvested and used in the kitchens by our chefs to make or accompany delicious dishes for the restaurant. Any surplus produce is sold in the farm shop.

 

We grow a lot of salad crops, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuces, courgettes, herbs, edible flowers and much more.

 

Permaculture heating system

Incorporated into the greenhouse is a thermal store system where waste heat produced during the day, instead of evacuated outside, is blown underground through a network of pipes. These pipes transfer heat into the soil itself, which is then released by a reverse fan when night time temperatures dip to a point where produce could sustain frost damage.

 

The below images show how the network of pipes have been installed, these are now covered with a final layer of top soil.

 

Heating system

Logo

 

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 8.30am to 5pm

Sun 10am - 5pm

Bank Hols 9am to 5pm

(Jan to Easter 4.30pm close)

Tel: 01833 630619

 

Tickets now on sale for:

 

Bonfire Night Sun 5th Nov 17

&

Christmas Market Night with Wine Tasting & Canapes Fri 8th Dec 17

 

Festive Eve Brunch Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve

 

Jobs Available

Chef

Cleaner

 

Plants in greenhouse

 

Greenhouse produce

 

Greenhouse produce

 

Fans

 

 

Free Parking

Free WiFi

Disabled access & facilities

Dog friendly

Coaches & bikers welcome

 

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