Yeo Valley Organic Garden is one of the UK’s largest organic ornamental gardens certified by the Soil Association. It has been created by Sarah Mead over the past 30 years and occupies six and a half acres around the family home on the Yeo Valley Organic farm.

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It is also the inspiration behind Yeo Valley Organic’s show garden at this year’s much-anticipated RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September 2021. Designed by award-winning garden designer Tom Massey in collaboration with Sarah Mead, the garden will offer a rich tapestry of flowering plants that encourage wildlife, support pollinators and nurture soil health. It features an open perennial meadow brimming with flowering plants, walls made of biochar logs that highlight the importance of keeping carbon in the soil, and a hand-crafted wooden hide by celebrated sculptor Tom Raffield.


Join us at the show garden's exclusive preview event

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Join us for our exclusive reader day to meet Sarah Mead, the creator of the organic garden and award-winning designer Tom Massey for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the show garden and those highlights of Yeo Valley’s garden that inspired Tom’s design.


In addition to the tour and talk, we have arranged a special Q&A session to feature Sarah, Tom and plant expert Marina Christopher for you to ask your own questions about how to grow better organically and with wildlife in mind.

Marina Christopher
Marina Christopher

Event Details

Price £122 per person, including lunch and refreshments
Date Thursday 19 August, 2021
Venue Yeo Valley Organic Gardens, Holt Farm, Bath Road, Blagdon, North Somerset, BS40 7SQ.

The Day In Full

11am Arrival with light refreshments outside
11.30am Garden tour in the company of Sarah Mead and Tom Massey
1pm Two-course lunch with a glass of wine in the garden tea room
2pm Chelsea experiences: Tom Massey talks about his times at Chelsea and looks to the Yeo Valley Organic 2021 garden
3pm Refreshment break
3.15pm Organic gardening Q&A with Sarah Mead, Tom Massey and Marina Christopher
4pm Tea and cake followed by an opportunity to shop for plants, flowers and Yeo Valley Organic products
5pm Departure

Tickets are available here.

We always work hard to make our Gardens Illustrated events interesting and informative, keeping event sizes small and intimate. This year, given Government guidelines, we have reduced the number of tickets available to events to ensure that we maintain social distancing and make our reader days a safe and enjoyable event for all. Ticket holders will be required to adhere to Government guidance in place at the time of the event.

Full event terms and conditions are here.


Daniel GriffithsDigital Editor

Daniel Griffiths is a veteran journalist who has worked on some of the biggest home and entertainment brands in the world. He is a serial house-renovator and home improvement expert, taking on everything from interior design and DIY to landscape gardening and garden design.