Spring Gardening with Yoga 16 – 22 April 2018

Led by community members Linda Southwick and Amanda MacKenzie.

This is a working retreat to help prepare our gardens for spring planting. Activities will include digging trenches for potatoes, sowing and planting seeds, building frames for climbing beans, weeding, cleaning and preparing tools.

Join us for all or part of the week.

Our days will start with gentle stretching exercises out on the lawn – weather permitting – with wonderful views across the valley. Mornings will be spent working on the land, afternoons will be optional free time or more work for those who are able and willing. Afternoon tea will be followed by a gentle yoga session to relax and stretch the muscles that gardeners use the most. Relaxing evenings with a reflective session to end our day.

All meals are included, we will take turns to help our cooks prepare food, lay tables and wash up.

Our community lies in the beautiful Hope Valley with lots of opportunities for walks in the peaks or along the river valleys and around the reservoirs. There are good local transport links.

Please bring suitable clothing, boots and gardening gloves, we do have some spares, and lots of enthusiasm. If you wish to bring any favourite tools, you are most welcome, however we do have a good selection of tools and implements.


The cost of this retreat is on a sliding scale from £170-£275. “Sliding scale” means you decide what to pay based on what you think is the right and fair amount to pay and what your income is.

All our retreats take place at the Community. There will be free time and opportunity to join in the Community’s regular worship.

For more about our vegetarian cooking, (and diets and allergies etc.) about the accommodation and about our beautiful location – follow the links.

For further details or for a booking form contact us.

Or you can download a booking form here