Zero Food Miles Planning a Naturally Green Future
A major project to improve Nithbank’s environmental footprint for the future is the walled kitchen garden and orchard. The area has not been cultivated for many years, and so work is underway to return it to its former glory. The ambition is to regenerate the garden and orchard providing fruit and produce for use within the Estate.
We use the fruit grown in the Orchard and Kitchen Garden to make our own jams and also serve fruit for breakfast when in season. Our homemade jams make a fabulous addition to homemade scones which our guests really enjoy:
“Breakfast was great which set us up for walking around Drumlanrig, but best of all was the return where we sampled Mel’s home made scones with jam made from fruits in the garden”.
Any business operating in such a beautiful location has a responsibility to nurture its environment. We are really excited about the future and have many plans to improve our guest’s experience. We want to improve our food miles and aspire to have 100% of our breakfast menu made or sourced locally, providing our guests with true provenance and the best that Galloway has to offer.
Nithbank Country Estate is proud to have been awarded a Gold Award from Green Tourism in recognition of our awareness and commitment to our environmental practices. We are constantly working hard to maintain and improve our impact on the special environment we live in.
Alongside this we lead by example and encourage our guests and local community to share our passion. See our Green Story Here