Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Come and choose from our delicious breads and cakes this Christmas

  • Join us on Friday 30th November from 4pm until 8pm for our fabulous festive late night event!

  • We've fresh trees from 25th November, decorations and gifts in our dazzling Christmas Marquee

  • Enjoy a piping hot tea, coffee or chocolate on our heated Cafe´Terrace

  • The finest local ingredients for your Christmas dinner from our newly extended Farm Shop

  • We have a fantastic choice of gifts for all ages in our Christmas Marquee

  • All our sausages are made by our own Butcher

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and home-made lunches in our Cafe

  • Our Plant Centre has all you need for Autumn garden maintenance

  • We stock Regatta outdoor men's and womenswear

    Grow your own bouquet garni

    Bouquet garni is a traditional French method for using herbs in bunches to infuse a dish with flavour. The combinations help solve the problem of which herbs to grow for flavouring your cooking: simply divide your herb garden into separate areas for meat, fish and poultry, choose the right herbs from the selection in our garden centre, and you'll have a perfect selection for every dish.

    Poultry dishes: lemony flavours contrast well with chicken, turkey or duck, so grow lemon thyme or lemon grass mixed with hyssop, thyme, tarragon and parsley.

    Fish dishes: Aniseed-flavoured herbs produce classic fish dishes. Fennel and tarragon taste gorgeous with plaice; try lovage, dill, and bay with other fish such as bass, perch and salmon.

    Meat dishes: rich meat casseroles come alive infused with flavoursome Mediterranean herbs. Oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary and bay can cope with slow cooking and taste wonderful together.

    Make the bouquet garni by picking a sprig of each herb, with stalk attached, and tie together securely with string. Tie the whole bunch to the casserole handle and allow to drop into the dish during cooking. Remove just before serving.

    Please ask the staff in our Poynings garden centre for more information and advice about herbs you can grow for cooking.

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