Xara Gardens

innovative practices in sustainable growth

At the Xara Gardens, together with the owning family and management, with the guidance of expert farmers and Sustainable Resource Innovator Michael Bourne, are actively and perceptibly looking for a more sustainable way of doing business. The Xara Collection is essentially a pioneer in investing in innovative practices in sustainable growth.

At the Xara Gardens, majority of the vegetables used in the various restaurants and at The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux forming part of The Xara Collection portfolio are home-grown. Waste food recycling, upscaling of waste material including wood and carton boxes amongst others, the storage of rain water and water retention techniques in the fields to reduce water required for irrigation, the elimination of pesticides (through companion planting) are all great additional sustainable concepts that add more value to the work done at the Xara Gardens.

Through Xara Gardens, a space found a stone’s throw away from the Xara Lodge; farming experts and chefs work together to establish which seasonal crops to grow that will ultimately find themselves on the menus of the various restaurants; be it restaurant, outside catering, or within the boutique hotel,guaranteeing not only the freshest of ingredients but also a solid reduction in fuel miles that would result from deliveries on trucks from third party suppliers. The end result being a true farm to fork experience for our clients.

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