Our Story Begins Two Centuries Ago
Kitchen Garden Co
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Wiltshire, South West England, sheltered by ancient walls and a magnificent yew hedge, there is a magical walled garden, known as Pythouse Kitchen Garden. On this plot in the early 18th Century, the Bennett family sunk their forks and established a botanical bloodline which would blossom for years to come. For more than two centuries, curious fruits, vegetables and aromatic sprigs of sweet-scented greenery from this historic garden have been coveted locally for their enriching flavours.
The Victorians loved the challenge of growing the exotic in our far from obliging climate. Their South facing walled gardens were cleverly designed to help them yield the plumpest of peaches and pears. Marrows were meticulously mulched and mountains of fresh horse manure used to heat their pineapple pits. These passionate botanists would stop at nothing to impress their epicurean peers.
Today, we are lucky enough to call the Bennett’s paradise of a potager our own. In the spirit of Victorian endeavour, Pythouse Kitchen Garden is still a place of experimentation and industry.