Welcome to
Darling Buds of May

Darling Buds Of May is a place where people can come together to share and Enjoy the Fruits of Life. Whether you find those fruits in food, people, plants, or animals, there is something for you here.


Darling Buds Of May is a family run smallholding with a love for community and countryside.

We are home to:

  • The Barn Café is the latest addition to help with the enjoyment factor when it comes to food and drinks. Eat in with indoor/outdoor seating options, or take away. Locally sourced fresh ingredients, home made food from cakes to hot meals. Sandwich deli counter. Artisan Coffee made possible by our La Spaziale espresso machine and hand picked selection of teas and other hot drinks. Organic, Vegan, and Gluten-Free options available as well as other dietary requirements.  Something for everyone.​

  • A Plant Nursery which stocks a variety of plants including summer/winter bedding/baskets, A-Z’s, trees, exotics, indoor, plus others. With a passion for grow your own, we stock a variety of garden ready vegtables, fruits, and herbs for you to enjoy. We also stock winter fuels, compost, etc..


  • A Secure Dog Activity Paddock where you and your 4 legged best friend can feel free to enjoy each others company without disturbance. You can book our fenced paddock all to yourselves or share with friends. There is a variety of agility equipment and play items included to ensure every doggie has a great time along with you. There is also a bench with shade and a toilet on site for your convenience.


  • 2 Caravan and Motorhome Club CL Sites. The Darling Buds Of May CL site is a picturesque riverside site perfect from easter onwards and the Hyde Park CL Site is a year round hard-standing site. Both offer electric hook up and a variety of facilities including drinking water and chemical waste disposal, bins, toilet.


  • A pair of Alaskan Malamutes who love to howl at the full moon and passing police sirens. 


  • A herd of cheeky goats who like to make sounds that mimic shouting children and eat our washing as it dries on the line because they know we love that.


  • Free roaming chickens that are employed by us to greet you as you arrive and assist with car parking. They also help us with the weeding and pest control around the plant nursery.


  • A dedicated family of individuals and staff who look forwards to your visit.


we look forward to meeting you,
the family at darling buds of may
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Darling Buds of May
Thatcham - Newbury

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