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Our Head Gardeners have been busy building mini beasts, creating new flower and vegetable beds and maintaining our Gardens.

They always try to showcase a range of crops, from fruits and vegetables to cereals and flowers, many of which we use in our Riverside Café.

Here’s a few summer tips to help keep the garden in tip top condition – what to do now!

  • Dead heading to promote further flowers
  • Take relevant for cuttings for propagation
  • Sow spring cabbages – oriental greens
  • Remove lower tomatoes leaves to help ripen
  • Keep picking your crops

What’s looking good now in our garden

  • Tomatoes – 12 varieties including several heritage – have you seen our black tomatoes
  • Large non edible Oregano, which are attracting lots of bees and butterflies!
  • Flower of the year – Zinnia in our small cut flower bed

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Darren Harbar will be running another photography workshop here on the 26th June.

Tickets are available by clicking the following link

The day will run from 10am through to 4pm and will include a buffet lunch.

An ideal gift for someone looking to learn more about photography!

The Jordans Mill photography training workshop will include professional tuition from Darren Harbar Photography. Darren will teach you not only how to capture images around the mill, gardens and grounds of Jordans Mill, but also how best to use your camera settings. This is idea for photography enthusiasts who have recently purchased a new DSLR camera, or for anyone who wishes to learn how better to use a camera they already have. The course will cater for a range of difference experience levels, but is best suited to those who wish to learn from the basics.

Course requirements

Each student must ideally own a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera (DSLR) with a removable lens. The training will be centred around DSLR digital cameras and will include technique on how to manually set the camera. Although we welcome clients who do not have DSLR's, we do not recommend these courses for users of film cameras, Compact System Cameras (CSC) or compact cameras (including those with built-in zooms that look like DSLRs), as the technical ability of these products will not be compatible with some of the training.

It is recommended that students have a zoom lens (something like a 28-80mm is ideal). We are happy for you to also bring additional lenses if you have them. We would also recommend that you bring a tripod to make the most from your day, but this is not essential. You will not need a flashgun, but you should make sure you have spare batteries and memory cards for the day.

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On the 3rd August 2017 we will be running 'Wild-E-Beast' workshops for 5 to 10 year old's here at Jordans Mill.

Make a mini-beast to take home! (see examples above) There will also be dragonfly activities, and help us make a Mill collage that will be displayed here at Jordans Mill.

Places are strictly limited, so make sure you book early using our online booking system HERE

There will be two sessions; one running from 10am to 12pm and the second from 2pm until 4pm.

The activity costs £4 per child which includes squash and biscuits to keep busy children going!

Parents are required to supervise and we would ask you to let us know about any relevant allergens

You can book online for this activity at the following link

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The dishes are being prepared and we've had a taste... Curry night tonight looks like it's going to be delicious!

Book your table now before it's too late. call 01767 603 940 or email


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Our evening openings have now started and the food menu is ready for this Friday (30th June).

Have a look below for some inspiration to whet your appetite!

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Come and see the Garden while it is at it's best.

We have our Sweet pea arbour smelling fantastic and with the lovely weather we have been having, the grain crops are all looking as good as they will get. Aslo see all of our new allotment plants; from outdoor tomatoes, to chilli peppers and aubergine.

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Regrettably due to unforeseen circumstances we are going to have to postpone our “Made in Bedfordshire” fair on the 29th July 2017.

We will keep you updated on the date for the next one.

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Dog walkers, please be aware that we have a duck nesting in our car park!

'Whizzer' the duck has chosen to nest in one of our raised beds beside the car park, so look out for here and don't let your dogs disturb her! we have marked the bed with warning tape and are feeding her oats and peas, and making sure she has water nearby.

If anyone can think of any good names for the chicks, we will try to get some pictures of them when they hatch.

Can you spot her in the close up picture below?:


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New summer menus are now out now.

You can download them from the links below.




Breakfast will be served from 9am to 11.30am during the week and from 9am to 11am on weekends. Come in to try them all - the pancakes are back and so is the eggs benedict!

Our lunch menu has a selection of food sourced locally and is served from 12pm until 3pm with all your usual favourites as well as some new ones to try.

The children's menu includes a wider selection than before - and the kid's corner is back! you can find it next to the highchairs. There is a selection of colouring in activities and books and toys for anyone to use.

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Special curry evening at Jordans Mill

On Thursday 29th June join us for a special themed evening here at Jordans Mill. Our new Head Chef has created a delicious three course curry themed menu to tempt the tastebuds and help you relax into the weekend. 

Food will be served between 6pm and 9pm and tables for this special menu must be booked in advance, with a £10 pp deposit payable on booking, please email View the menu here. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Summer Nights at the Mill

Enjoy relaxed summer evenings on our beautiful terrace on the River Ivel with late night opening on Fridays and Saturdays from Friday 23rd June.

The Riverside Café will be serving an à la carte menu including appetisers, starters, main courses and desserts with special theme nights on the last Thursday of the month.

Food will be served between 6pm and 9pm and tables must be booked in advance. Please call 01767 603940 or email to book.


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