Category Archives: Blog

Award Winning Pumpkin Day, Officially “Event of the Year!”

Shortly after celebrating completion of a very successful Pumpkin Day at Green Pastures, we’re now delighted to announce it was officially an “Award Winning Pumpkin Day!” Since the birth of our annual Pumpkin Day back in 2010, we’ve always been staggered at the level of support from local families who’ve come and enjoyed themselves. We’ve always enjoyed growing the event every year to include...

Autumn; Nature’s Best Time for Planting!

Why should I be planting in the autumn? The shorter, darker, autumn days may send many of us into the retreat of our cosy armchairs, but the wiser gardeners amongst us will be reaching for our spades and getting stuck into some planting! Whilst it may all seem that November is nature’s month for shutting down, it’s ironically the perfect time to kick off...

Tractor Run is a great success!

Michelle has had a fantastic day today taking part in the 13th Annual Ladies’ Tractor Run and raising over £400 for charity in the process! Michelle took our precious Massey Ferguson on a 20 mile ride from Thorpe Abbots to Redenhall.  Everything went well and she thoroughly enjoyed herself.  The tractor run is an annual event and Mich is already planning to take part...

Royal Norfolk Show Gold Medal Winners!

Wow, what a day! The day began with an  incredibly early start picking salad leaves – 4am! – to serve at the Norfolk Show, certainly not a glamorous job but a very necessary one! By 8.30 we knew that we had been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for our Flower Display and a Silver Gilt for our Salad Display at the Royal Norfolk Show.  Having...

13th Annual Ladies’ Tractor Road Run

Our lovely Michelle will be taking part in the 13th Annual Ladies’ Tractor Road Run on Sunday 3rd July at Thorpe Abbotts Airfield. She will be driving our old Massey Ferguson (pictured below), from Thorpe Abbotts to Redenhall to raise money for CANCER RESEARCH UK (BREAST CANCER APPEAL). If you would like to support this appeal, please follow the link through to Michelle’s JustGiving...

We’re at the Royal Norfolk Show 29-30 June 2016

We’re very busy at the moment gearing up for the Royal Norfolk Show this week!  This year we have an even bigger display which features both the Plant Centre and our award-winning Gardeners Kitchen restaurant. The restaurant side will be displaying our delicious, home-grown Gourmet Salad.  Come along to see it growing and buy some to take-away and try.  The salad  will be cut fresh...

Green Pastures Wins Big at the Garden Trade News Catering Awards!

It was triple celebrations for Green Pastures Restaurant last week when The Gardeners Kitchen returned with not just one, but three awards from the GTN Greatest Catering Team Awards! Awarded by actress and Celebrity Masterchef Champion Lisa Faulkner, the awards recognise the best garden centre catering teams up and down the country. Restaurants and cafes have become a huge part of the garden centre...

Hanging Basket Planting Service

As the days get longer and warmer (hopefully!), you might be thinking about getting your pots and containers ready for the summer.  Here at Green Pastures, we offer a bespoke basket and container planting service.  Bring us your empty baskets, troughs or pots and we will fill, plant, feed and water them until they’re ready to go outdoors in late May/early June. We will...

It’s our “First” Birthday!

Wow! Where have the last twelve months gone? We can’t believe that it’s already a year ago since we completed our building project and begun unveiling the “new” Green Pastures! It was Good Friday last year that we eagerly watched the carpet layer make his final cuts so we could begin setting up the display units waiting outside in the van. A frantic Easter...

Other Ideas For Mothers Day

What’s the best way to show your mum you care? Take a little time out and cook her something fabulous, fill her tummy with love as well as her heart!   Why not invite her over for brunch? A simple rustic brunch idea…. Poached Egg with a Salad of Watercress and Bacon, serve with a chilled bottle of Winbirri Vineyard Reserve Ingredients A bag...