The Garlic Farm was born back in 1972 when granny planted the first crop of garlic in her kitchen garden since then the farm has grown from strength to strength growing garlic from around the world. Come and enjoy the wonders of the farm, sample the vari

We've been growing Garlic on the Isle of Wight ever since Granny planted the first garlic crop in her kitchen garden in 1972. The success of those first bulbs sowed the seed for The Garlic Farm as it is today. Her son Colin has since travelled the world seeking out the history and origins of garlic while his wife Jenny experimented in the farmhouse kitchen with different garlic pickles and chutneys. We now offer an ever expanding range of garlic inspired products from garlic chutney to beer and ice cream.  Set in a beautiful location, people now come from far and wide to learn about garlic, taste the many garlicky treats and enjoy the experience of the farm and its surroundings.

We also specialise in growing and selling rare and unique varieties of garlic, many of which Colin has found on his travels to Eastern Europe and beyond. For the amateur and professional gardener alike there is something very satisfying about growing your own bulbs and in recent years this offering has become an integral part of our business.
Although the Island is particularly well suited to growing garlic with its' high light intensity and well balanced chalky soil, people have been growing garlic successfully across the British Isles using the same varieities we have nurtured here on the Island.

Introduction to Lino Printing (Isle of Wight)

Start Date
16th March 2019, 10:00 am

End Date
16th March 2019, 4:00 pm


Join me at the Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight, for an in-depth course on how to make lino prints!

This course spans over 6 hours and covers everything you need to know to become a fully fledged print maker. Throughout the day you will:

- learn all about the different traditional lino tools and how to use them

- how to prime your lino

- participate in exercises to improve your understanding of mark making in relief printing

- carve your own lino block

- learn how to register blocks and print them precisely by hand

- create a series of prints from the block you carved during the session

Due to the intensive nature of this course, there are only 6 places available. Tea, coffee, cake and lunch are available for purchase in the Garlic Farm cafe.

This course is suitable for all levels. If you have previous experience in lino printing don’t worry! Instead of spending time on the basics I can work with you to improve your mark-making, composition skills and printing/registering ability. Due to the sharp tools and length of this course, it is not suitable for children.

Tickets to this course cost £50 per person - as a thank you, all ticket purchasers will receive a hand-printed ticket in the post as well as a free print of ‘Toastie’ (pictured above).

This course is kindly sponsored by Great Art.


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