About Me and the Garden

Head and shoulders photo of Cherry Taylor

Cherry Taylor has been practicing no dig in her 1.5 acre garden at Old Llangattock Farm since 2015.  She has also worked as a market gardener for Old Lands (Dingestow Court) and then set up her own market garden "VegOut" in 2018.

She has run many no dig gardening courses from the garden (and remotely through lockdown) teaching people how to grow nutrient-dense, chemical-free veg.  Charles Dowding has also run courses from the garden on more than one occasion.

Cherry was invited by Charles Dowding and Steph Hafferty to talk with the general public at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2021 on their no dig show garden.  This involved speaking to 100s of people, answering their questions as they strolled through the garden, as well as giving talks periodically to the assembled crowds.

The BBC's Escape to the Country also came to the garden in 2021 and ran a feature about No Dig in one of their episodes (Series 22, Episode 21) and Cherry helped the 'escapees' and presenter build a new no dig bed on camera in her garden.

She was an admin on the "No Dig Gardening - Undug" FB group for many years, watching it grow from 200 members in 2015 to over 30,000 and, as one of six admin, she helped many people in the group set up their own no dig gardens and grow delicious veg.

Cherry has supported teachers in local schools to help their pupils grow no dig veg, as well as those in community groups.  She has also worked for Monmouthshire County Council on delivering garden-related workshops and talks.  She also speaks regularly at local clubs and community groups about gardening topics.

Cherry was invited to judge displays in the Horticultural Tent at the Monmouth Show in 2023.

The garden at Old Llangattock Farm has been open to the public through the Gwent region of the National Garden Scheme, for which Cherry was a Deputy County Organiser for almost 7 years.

The garden is wildlife-friendly and pesticide free.