Millbrook Garden Centre restaurant cooks what it grows

Staff at Millbrook Garden Centre in Gravesend are using fruit and veg grown on-site in their Greencafé this autumn.

Manager Matthew Upton said: "We built the vegetable garden on-site in 2010 and it has provided us with lots of produce. We aim to keep it as productive as possible all year round.

"Having the garden on-site allows the staff in our Greencafé to use fresh, seasonal produce in many of the meals on offer.

"Already this year we have grown a big crop of Homeguard potatoes, as well as aubergines, broad and runner beans, courgettes, tomatoes, raspberries and tayberries. We have recently planted beetroot, lettuce, radish and salad onion seeds so we’re eagerly awaiting these seedlings coming through."

The garden centre’s Greencafé seats up to 90 customers. The centre has an events room available for hire with catering facilities if required

Millbrook also has its own nursery, where it grows a third of the plants sold at the centre.

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