About the Grove

The Grove is set up as a partnership between two local couples – Andrew and Emma Doherty and Andrew and Sarah Wright. Andrew Doherty is the Manager and Emma works at The Grove.

Andrew and Sarah Wright are involved in much of the behind the scenes bits; Andrew runs English Woodlands Forestry (www.englishwoodlandsforestry.co.uk) and Sarah works at The Grove one day a week and is involved in numerous local activities. Andrew and Emma live in Blackboys with their children – Rebecca, Jacob, Martha and Evie. Andrew and Sarah live in East Hoathly with their children Esther and Benjamin.

As Christians, both couples are actively involved in the local church – New Life Church Blackboys, and it has been our shared vision to create a new hub for the village of Blackboys and to provide a place where we can sell ethical, local and fresh produce. This was important to us, together with an emphasis on creating an equal-access and family-friendly venue.