Embrace the Outdoors: A January Escape to Leckford Estate

03 Jan 2024

As the new year unfolds, what better way to kickstart a healthier and happier you than by immersing yourself in the tranquillity of nature? Leckford Estate, nestled in the heart of scenic beauty, offers an array of free activities to revitalise your mind and body.

Nature is the Best Medicine

Leckford Estate invites you to embrace the outdoors this January, promising not only a feast for the eyes and senses but also a balm for your mental and physical wellbeing. 

Studies have shown that spending at least 20 to 30 minutes in nature has a great effect on your mental health. Whether you're navigating the scenic trails, or indulging in the café's seasonal delights, a visit to Leckford Estate is a holistic experience that nourishes the body, mind, and soul. So, wrap up, step outside, and make some unforgettable memories. 

Seasonal Delights at the Café

After a revitalising outdoor exploration, replenish your energy at Leckford Estate Longstock Park Café. The seasonal menu boasts an array of delectable treats to tantalise your taste buds. Warm up with a steaming cup of artisanal hot chocolate coupled with a piece of cake made with our own Leckford Flour from wheat grown on our farm. Or savour a hearty soup made from locally sourced ingredients from our Waitrose and Partners Farm. The Longstock Park Café's commitment to seasonal offerings ensures a culinary experience that mirrors the essence of the surrounding natural beauty.

Dig into a Green Hobby

Looking for a new hobby that is rewarding, healthy, and eco-friendly? Look no further than vegetable gardening! Sowing hardy vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, leeks, and carrots is a fantastic way to get started. These crops are relatively easy to grow and can produce a bountiful harvest, providing fresh, homegrown produce for your table.

Our Garden Shop at Longstock Park Nursery stocks a wide selection of easy-to-grow vegetable seeds and all the equipment you'll need to get started. We're also here to provide expert advice and support to help you navigate the world of vegetable gardening. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a complete novice, we're here to help you succeed.

Prune with Precision and Style

January is the time to prune roses and free-standing fruit trees. Enhance the beauty of your garden with our collection of tools designed for both beginners and experienced green fingers. Explore our wide range of tools from Darlac, a brand known for its high-quality and affordable products. 

These versatile tools are perfect for all types of gardening tasks, from digging and weeding to pruning and trimming. For a more stylish and elegant touch, check out our collection of tools from Niwaki. These premium-quality tools are crafted from top-notch materials and are sure to add a touch of sophistication to your garden.

A Touch of Nature into Your Home 

Enhance the ambience of your living spaces with the vibrant greenery and effortless charm of houseplants. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, houseplants also contribute to a healthier indoor environment by purifying the air. Enjoy the benefit of cleaner and fresher air within the comfort of your home, thanks to the natural air-purifying qualities of our specially curated plants.

Whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or just starting your indoor gardening journey, we offer a variety of easy-to-care-for plants suitable for every level of expertise. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is ready to provide personalised advice on plant care, ensuring that your chosen greenery thrives in its new home.

Come and discover our wide range of houseplants to find the perfect houseplant to complement your space. Whether you're seeking a focal point for a room or a subtle touch of greenery to enhance your décor, our diverse range has something to suit every taste. Visit us today and let the refreshing allure of houseplants breathe new life into your home.

Garden Harmony 

For those who enjoy staying active, seize the opportunity to craft your haven in your garden. Whether it's a compact or expansive space, a lush green lawn, or a charming courtyard, introducing greenery, flowers, and wildlife can profoundly enhance your mental wellbeing.

If you find yourself lacking inspiration for your garden, why not explore the possibility of benefiting from our landscaping services? Our exceptionally skilled landscapers are ready to breathe life into your visions.

Visit Us

Leckford Estate welcomes visitors from around the world, whether you are looking for a relaxing stroll through our Garden Nursery or if you are looking to enjoy a delicious meal in our Farm Shop Café, we would love to have you.  

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