A little bit about us!

The Five A Day Market Garden is situated in the beautiful village of Englefield, West Berkshire. We are a not-for-profit community supported project which aims to engage the rural and urban community by:
- selling affordable, healthy, naturally grown produce
- educating children, adults and older people within an outdoor therapeutic environment, with a focus on art, nature and fruit and vegetable production
- encouraging people to get involved through volunteering
- offering a unique team building experience to corporate organisations

In March 2017, Pam Goddard, the Project Co-ordinator at Five A Day received an award from the High Sheriff of the Royal County of Berkshire in recognition of dedicated service to Five A Day and enhancing the life of the community.

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Welcome to the garden!

Our wonderful volunteers are busy in the garden with lots of seed sowing, potato planting and just a little bit of weeding!

We are always looking for more volunteers to help in the garden, get fit and eat lots of cake! Do get in touch if you would like to join our fantastic team of gardeners - no experience required!.

We're now selling our delicious rhubarb. Pop in Wednesday or Friday, 10am - 2pm or check our table at Englefield Garden Centre on a Saturday.

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Events, courses and workshops

All of our events, courses and workshops take place in the attractive walled garden of Five A Day Market Garden.  With plentiful parking alongside the garden, easy access and a scrumptious tearoom just down the road, it couldn’t be easier!

photograph by Becca Flintham,
Stone sculpture created by local artist Andrew Hood

 

1  Gardening and Green Art – a free course for adults with learning disabilities living in West Berkshire. Starts Wednesday 1st March, 11am – 2pm for 10 weekly sessions.  Do you know somebody with a learning disability with an interest in gardening and art?  If so, this might be just the course they are looking for!  All abilities welcome  to join us for relaxed, informative and varied sessions.  Have a look at our flyer for more details Green gardening and green art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 ‘Thyme Together’ Gentle gardening and craft activities for the over 60′s.  A fantastic way to develop and share your gardening skills, get creative and meet lots of like minded people! Spring and Summer sessions run from the 11th April to the 25th July 2017.  Every Tuesday 1pm – 3pm. Have a look at the flyer for more details Thyme Together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Soils, Green Manure and Composting workshop.  10am – 3pm, Saturday 6th May 2017.

Join us for a practical course in the market garden and learn more about the wonders of soil and how you can improve it to create a very productive plot at very little cost!    This course is suitable for complete beginners to more experienced gardeners – all welcome! Have a look at our flyer for more details. Soils, green manures and composting workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other attractions in and around Englefield

After visiting Five A Day Market Garden and stocking up on some tasty produce, we would highly recommend a visit to Englefield Tea Rooms for a delicious range of sandwiches, cake and teas.  Just a five minute walk down the road!

Additional attractions in the village include Englefield Garden Centre, just across the road from us.  Many of their shrubs and perennials are grown on site or sourced locally.  More information can be found on their website: www.englefieldgardencentre.co.uk

For walkers, there are lots of interesting walks in the area.  West Berkshire Council have a wealth of information.  For some great ideas, check out www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=839   Additionally, if you turn left out of Englefield village towards Pangbourne, go across the motorway and take the first turning on the right, you’re find yourself at Moor Copse Nature Reserve.  The reserve is part of Sulham and Tidmarsh Woods and Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest, with its 70 acres comprising a series of three wet woodland copsesMoor Copse is renowned for its woodland flowers, butterflies and moths. 

West Berkshire Council run a mix of ‘walks for health’ in Berkshire.  Have a look at their programme for more details: Walking for health

You can find the Five A Day Market Garden at: The Street, Englefield, Theale, RG7 5EL For a map and directions, Click here