Expanding the Culinary Garden!

The Culinary Garden at Castle Hill Inn is growing! This year we are going from six raised beds to eleven, and the greenhouse has doubled in size. This expansion is very exciting to me, and I know my enthusiasm is shared by the culinary team, who will now have even more fresh produce grown on

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Photo of Outide the Sunset Room in Autumn

Enchanted Autumn

Autumn is a special time in New England. The cooler temperatures and shorter days set in motion a scene change from green-washed surrounds to a new pallet of oranges, yellows, reds and umbers.  Here, in Newport, we get to experience the full display of this transitional season. From the fall foliage and unique autumnal blooms,

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Picture of Fountain in Front Garden

September Snapshot in the Gardens

At Castle Hill the ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum has started to bloom, the rose of Sharon is at its peak, the very first leaves are beginning to turn… and the deer have begun eating our Swiss chard and kale! It must be September. The dry weather that persisted through the second half of August and into

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picture of our Greenhouse in midsummer

Midsummer in the Culinary Garden

August has arrived, and with it comes a whole new host of veggies from our culinary garden: tri-colored beans, gold and purple beets, cilantro flowers, cucumbers, and tie-die carrots to name a few. The “purple haze” carrots are harvested young before they turn fully purple, giving them their distinct tie-die coloration. The golden beets also

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Picture of Nasturtiums growing near the Green House

Healthy Highlights in the Castle Hill Culinary Garden

“Let food be thy medicine” ~Hippocrates The more I researched for this blog post, the more impressed I became by the wide range of health benefits present in the flowers, vegetables, and herbs we grow. This article will outline some healthy highlights for each plant, but there are so many more benefits to be aware

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Why We Love Our Culinary Garden

The chefs at Castle Hill do an impressive job of sourcing their ingredients as close to home as possible and so it makes perfect sense they would be excited to have food grown on site. They appreciate the quality found in herbs that were picked that morning and radishes that grew just meters away, not

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The Culinary Garden: Early Spring

The Castle Hill Culinary Garden is entering its second season and we are off to a great start! Seeding has begun in the greenhouse and now that nighttime temperatures are consistently above freezing there are a handful of plants ready to brave the cool air. Among these cold-hardy contenders are Russian and Siberian kale, sugar

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Daffy Time in Newport

As is typical of New England in early April, spring still seems more like a concept than a reality. But don’t worry, the daffodils will make it all better! They are poised and ready to pop, just in time for the annual festival that trumpets their return. There are swaths of them planted in strategic

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A Growing Garden

Here we are, winding up the first growing season in Castle Hill Inn’s culinary garden, and what a season it has been! The six raised beds and new greenhouse have produced a wide range of vegetables, microgreens and edible flowers for guests to enjoy. The continual harvest of colorful beans, carrots, beets, radishes, sprouts and

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Greenhouse

Over the last decade the Castle Hill culinary team has looked for ways to utilize our magnificent forty acres to enhance the garden to table experience. We began with some simple growing of micro greens outside the kitchen years ago, then advanced to a variety of vegetable beds that we tend to with care. This

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