Samye Ling Garden Project

Garden Project

The Samye Ling Garden has gone from strength to strength over the years, and now includes a medicinal herb garden, over an acre of vegetable beds, cold frames and two green houses, complete with flourishing grape vine and fruit trees. At 700 feet above sea level and with reputedly the highest rainfall in the country, the thriving garden effectively demonstrates what can be achieved under such challenging conditions.

All this is relies on help of volunteers and visitors are welcome to participate with all the usual seasonal activities, whether it is mowing the lawns, stacking compost or simply a spot of weeding.

For more detailed information about the garden project please click here.

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