Day Out At The Medicine Garden
Even before you get to the entrance of this lovely garden you know that you are in for a special treat. The Medicine Garden, tucked away in a quiet country lane in the centre of Cobham, is a delightful place to visit. Converted recently from a derelict stud farm the whole area is one of tantlising herb gardens, pretty sights and enticing shops and a cafe. The Managing Director, Paul Studholme, and his delightful family, has made a superb job of turning this area into one that will bring you back time and again for a visit.
Message From Paul Studholme:
The Seed Of An Idea:
"I was fifteen when I fell in love with plants and gardens. After studying horticulture at college I owned my own professional landscaping business, winning numerous awards for garden design.
In 2006 I discovered this magnificent example of a Victorian Walled Garden, which although derelict and in desperate need of repair and restoration, filled me with excitement. As I walked around I was overwhelmed by the beauty and mystery of the site; from its formidable walls to the broken down and overgrown Victorian glasshouses.
A few of us got together to develop an idea that we could put forward to the landowner to win a long-term lease. Around a dining room table we came up with the idea of a space of beauty, a place of ‘good medicine’, where people could come and be inspired, relax, play and take some ‘good medicine’ home with them".
You are very welcome.
I only recently discovered The Medicine Garden in Cobham, Surrey and it truly is an amazing place. A garden, a farm shop, a gift shop, a treatment room, a garden shop, plants, a cafe and so much more. There is so much to do in this beautiful walled space - yoga, tai-chi, a boot-camp to get fit, a treatment room for aromatherapy, massage, herbal therapy, etc., and so many events throughout the year. And best of all ... a craft room! There is also a thriving courtyard community where lots of arts and crafts can be taught or bought. It is a small space; a little over two acres but bursting with interest ... and a great place to learn a new skill and to have a little walk and a big lunch!
I hope that these many photos have encouraged you to pay a visit to this delightful place. I certainly will be going again and again and again!
For all you craft people there are 'MakeMe Workshops' firstname.lastname@example.org. where there are lots of workshops running throughout the year including cooking, knitting, crochet, felting, embroidery, jewellery making and many, many more. I do hope to see you there!
If you would like to know more about the origins of The Medicine Garden they have an ebook that describes the history of the site that is accessible here