Taste the Flowers


River Cottage Head Gardener Craig Rudman (pictured above) will give a talk during the society’s Summer Show on Saturday July 20th.
Craig is passionate about edible plants, both cultivated and foraged from the wild, and his produce helps keep the River Cottage chefs happy. But his enthusiasm goes further, as visitors to the show will hear when Craig talks about the unexpected versatility and delicacy of edible flowers.
A graduate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Craig and his assistant Will Livingstone will also be judging some of the classes including the Young Gardener Award. Craig says “This aims to encourage children to discover the joys of growing their own food. Unlike many produce classes where appearance, shape and size are taken into account we will be judging purely on taste. That’s what really matters”. First prize is an afternoon in the River Cottage garden with Craig and Will plus lunch for the winner and parent.
To find out how to enter this or any of the classes – for adults and children – see here or pick up a printed copy of the Summer Show schedule from Ginger Beer in Lyme Regis, Uplyme Post Office or Raymonds Hill Post Office.

picture courtesy Matt Austin