Working together…

Garden Organic trustees will be asked to involve its members to decide the future of Ryton Organic Gardens by adopting the best practice recommendations of the Charity Commission. In a letter to trustees, Michael Walker, a former staff member, has proposed a detailed compromise that will seek to re-build trust between members and supporters. Dear Trustee &... Continue Reading →

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Ex-staff and students write to Garden Organic Trustees

Over 30 former gardeners and students from Garden Organic have written to its current Trustees asking them to save Ryton Organic Gardens from closure. A copy of the letter and the signatories is shown below. *NEW* scroll down for response from James Campbell, Garden Organic Chief Executive Dear Trustee We believe that Ryton Organic Gardens should be... Continue Reading →

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Garden Groups add support…

A considerable number of organic gardening groups around the UK have written to the Trustees of Garden Organic adding their support to the campaign to keep Ryton Organic Gardens open. The groups from across the breath of the UK will add further pressure on to the Trustees to save Ryton Organic Gardens. A copy of... Continue Reading →

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The next steps to ‘Save Ryton Gardens’

The Trustees claim that only they can take the decision whether to sell Ryton Organic Gardens. However,  Charity Commission guidance is that a decision can be ‘put to members for a recommendation’ before the Trustees take the decision. This Campaign Group believe that the Trustees are reluctant to organise a ballot. We know that the... Continue Reading →

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Important Message from the Founders

Garden Organic founders Jackie & Alan Gear speak of their belief that Ryton Organic Gardens should be saved. They explain the national importance of the Gardens and say that Ryton Organic Gardens should be protected because of their historically important environmental contribution. They  remind members of Lawrence Hill’s love of Ryton Gardens: “Here is my whole... Continue Reading →

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Please show your support for Ryton Organic Gardens by signing our petition

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