Hornbydale Estate, Troutbeck, Zimbabwe

 

The Troutbeck School

The Troutbeck School

January 2016:

The Troutbeck School opens for its first full year!

 

The Troutbeck School

The Troutbeck School

 

There is a special website for the school: www.thetroutbeckschool.com

 

The Troutbeck School

The Troutbeck School

 

And a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thetroutbeckschool/

 

The Troutbeck School

The Troutbeck School

 

April 2014:

We are the owners of Hornbydale Estate, situated above the clouds at 7200ft, 2200m, in Troutbeck, Zimbabwe. Today the 129 acre, 52 hectare,  estate comprises the main house, holiday cottage, staff quarters, tropical gardens & tree ferns, arable and virgin land with natural springs. Situated at the top of the hill we have commanding 180 degree views of the Troutbeck Valley and lakes, Worlds View to the north west, and the mountains of Mozambique to the east.

Hornbydale Estate, Troutbeck, Zimbabwe

Hornbydale Estate, Troutbeck, Zimbabwe

 

 

 

The Farm

Eastern Highlands Zimbabwe

Eastern Highlands Zimbabwe

Our goal for the farm is to produce potatoes – now one of the leading food staples in Zimbabwe. We will use drip irrigation to control the growing cycle independently of the rainfall. Given the weather we think we can grow the equivalent of 2 harvests per year – or more likely plant on a rolling basis to provide a steady harvest to the market. Planned start will be 5 ha (10 acres) and we will take it from there as our experience and results allow for. This area of the Eastern Highlands is  the designated potato growing area of Zimbabwe and there has been infrastructure supporting this over the years which we will tap into for help and advice