Plant it, grow it, eat it

Season:Any
Duration:2 hours or less
Activity:For kids - things to do before you're 11¾

The Wordsworth House in the Georgian town of Cockermouth, grows a selection of vegetables in their very own working kitchen garden. They've even grown the fruit, vegetables and herbs they think Wordsworth House may have grown back in the 18th century, before it became part of the National Trust. The maids and servants you will find about the house will tell you all about what it would have been like to live there, and what duties they would have carried out. The Wordsworth House kitchens are still used today by the kitchen servants who cook authentic 18th century food from the crops they grow in the garden!

Why not visit and ask them yourself for tips about growing your own vegetables? And you can pick up some Georgian recipes too!

Further Information

Watch this 'how-to' guide to find advice from a National Trust gardener on how to grow your own vegetables.

By National Trust

How to get here

Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

10 High Sand Lane
Cockermouth CA13 9

NY 119 307

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