Wiston's Walled Garden Update...

The Walled garden is in full swing…

Our menu at Chalk draws together the highlights of fresh local produce, including ingredients from the Estate and its neighbours, and aims to create dishes that express the nature, heritage, and purpose of the land we share. Thanks to John and the brilliant Wiston Gardens team, the walled garden is an essential part of Chalk. It not only supplies much of the wonderful produce you see on the menu, it also gives the kitchen a connection to the garden which allows us to draw inspiration from the seasons and showcase our own locally produced ingredients.

Chefs Tom Kemble and Jordon Powell looking at kitchen garden produce at Wiston gardens
Chefs Tom Kemble and Jordon Powell looking at kitchen garden produce at Wiston gardens


The kitchen garden is the perfect place for inspiration. Here at Wiston we celebrate the seasons and cook with the freshest ingredients. Our Chefs and Gardeners work hand-in-hand to create delicious produce, bursting with flavour. We are pretty excited about the crop supply coming out of Wiston walled garden. Now we are in the height of summer, we are seeing some fantastic fruit, vegetables and flowers growing. Our Head Chef Tom Kemble and Chef Jordon Powell walk through the walled garden with gardeners John and Sam to determine what produce is at it’s peak, adjusting the menu accordingly. What cannot be grown on the estate is sourced locally – read more about this on our Suppliers Page.

Chefs Tom Kemble and Jordon Powell looking at vegetable produce at Wiston walled garden.
Head Chef Tom Kemble picking produce at Wiston's walled garden, West Sussex


The menu at Chalk is continually changing using the best produce from the gardens. This week Chef Jordon has created a new starter for the menu – a delicious Estate Beetroot Salad – with beetroot from the walled garden, served with Smoked Ricotta, Walnut, Caper & Sultana Dressing. Our Smoked Salmon starter contains fresh fennel from the herb garden, and is garnished with various edible flowers, all grown on site. The Chicken Liver Parfait dish this month includes an Elderflower Jelly which the chefs foraged from Wiston Gardens. This unique environment is the perfect place in which people and nature to flourish.

Jordon holding elderflower produce from Wiston gardens
Rosemary at Wiston walled garden

delicious local produce