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SLOW GARDENING EVENING AT PETERSHAM NURSERIES photo

SLOW GARDENING EVENING AT PETERSHAM NURSERIES

Thursday, 23rd July 2015 07:00pm - 09:00pm

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Leading on from our debut at the inaugural Rosewood London Slow Food & Slow Living market ‘slow conversation’ panel - on a hazy summer evening this July, we take our turn to welcome you to Petersham Nurseries as Horticultural Manager Thomas Broom hosts an evening introduction to Slow Gardening.

Passionate about plant provenance and a strong campaigner for British Grown flowers – Tom has drawn together a panel of fellow inspiring 'Slow Gardeners' to discuss the importance and integrity of 'Slow Gardening'.

What is sure to be a fascinating event – the evening is part of our Petersham Platform series. The Platform encompasses our desire to create a space for discussion, education and expression, aiming to engage with the community of fellow thinkers on issues of sustainability, gastronomy, agriculture and ethnobotany, an ethos that is spread across all business functions.

Guests are invited to join us from 7.00pm. Refreshments provided by our sister business Petersham Cellar .

THE PANEL
• Thomas Broom, Petersham Nurseries
• Lottie Muir, The Cocktail Gardener
• Jane Macfarlane Duckworth - The Flower Union
• Mathias Gmachi, Loop Ph - The Horticultural Spa
• Neil Munroe, Garden Organic / The Heritage Seed Library

To find out more about Petersham Nurseries at the Slow Food & Slow Living Market this July click here
FIRST JULY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

FIRST JULY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Thursday, 09th July 2015 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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One of a handful of evening Wild Food Walks taking place at Petersham Nurseries this summer hosted by Claudio Bincoletto.

Claudio will begin by introducing the event - taking us on a blissful evening foraging stroll locally, which will last about an hour. After the walk, we will return to the Nurseries for a light supper, finishing around 8.00pm.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light supper, a glass of wine). Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS - FINE ITALIAN WINES photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS - FINE ITALIAN WINES

Friday, 10th July 2015 07:30pm - 10:00pm

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As the sun set over Petersham Nurseries, our sister business Petersham Cellar, invite you to the next in their series of exclusive one-off wine suppers.

A truly special evening - this time they will be pairing a delicious seasonal menu with their favourite fine Italian wines - notably a collection of exceptional Italian reds and whites.

The supper will be hosted in a private candlelit glasshouse at Petersham Nurseries and be limited to only 40 guests. You will also be able to take advantage of exclusive event-only discounts on a number of the Cellar wines throughout the evening.

Tickets £110 (inclusive of supper paired with handpicked wines from Petersham Cellar Collection). (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
PETERSHAM CELLAR - 2015 MOST LOVED WINES photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR - 2015 MOST LOVED WINES

Saturday, 22nd August 2015 12:00pm - 01:00pm

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A late summer wine tasting celebrating the most popular wines from the Petersham Cellar 2015 collection.

The Cellar's knowledgeable sommeliers will take you through a guided tasting of their five best loved wines, offering an expert insight into why these particular vintages impressed the team most.

This intimate event, limited to only 15 guests – will be perfect both as a starting point to wine tasting, as well as a great opportunity for connoisseurs to put their questions to the experts.

Those who attend will be eligible to take advantage of a number of event only discounts on the collection.

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
SLOW GARDENING CONVERSATION AT ROSEWOOD LONDON photo

SLOW GARDENING CONVERSATION AT ROSEWOOD LONDON

Sunday, 26th July 2015 11:00am - 01:00pm

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Introducing as part of the Rosewood London Slow Food & Slow Living market a monthly series of cutting edge, thought-provoking and transformative ‘Slow Life’ and Slow Food conversations and experiences.

Petersham Nurseries is honoured to be invited to take part in the inaugural ‘slow’ conversation – being hosted on Sunday 26th July.

Our Horticultural Manager Thomas Broom: passionate about plant provenance and is strong campaigner for British Grown flowers and cutting gardens - will be joining a panel of key gardening advocates for what will be an inspiring conversation on the integrity of ‘Slow Gardening’. Crucially, why it is important that the ‘slow’ initiatives of good, clean and fair are extended to our gardening and growing practices.

The panel will take place at The Rosewood London on Sunday 26th July from 11.00am. There will be refreshments provided by the Slow Market Merchants, including: our sister business Petersham Cellar , the award winning Hansen and Lydersen and highly esteemed artisan and London produced Hiver Beer - mixed with raw London honey.

THE PANEL
• Thomas Broom, Petersham Nurseries
• Harry Boglione, Haye Organic Farm
• Lottie Muir, The Cocktail Gardener
• Eva Pfannes Ooze Architects – Kings Cross natural swimming pool
• Sean Gifford, Sky Farmers - Urban organic rooftop gardening
• Kezia Evans, Garden Museum
• Moderator: Jane Macfarlane Duckworth – The Flower Union

To find out more about Petersham Nurseries at the Slow Food & Slow Living Market this July click here .
OCTOBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

OCTOBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 11th October 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Each walk lasts an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a light brunch and glass of wine.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch including tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).
Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
PLANTING FOR SHADE IN SUMMER photo

PLANTING FOR SHADE IN SUMMER

Tuesday, 14th July 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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One of the biggest challenges facing a gardener is how to deal with shade, and most of us have at least one difficult shady area in the garden.

Throughout the morning’s workshop our horticultural experts hope to inspire you with knowledge and confidence to tackle the shady areas of the garden. From plant selection to understanding the varying degrees of shade and seasons, you can be rewarded with a beautiful garden that can provide you with colour and interest throughout the summer.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD photo

SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD

Thursday, 16th July 2015 10:30am - 11:45am

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Jennifer Wood - tea expert and a passionate advocate of traditional whole leaf Chinese tea joins us to lead a morning of tea tasting. She will be discussing everything from tea growing and production methods, to how to brew the perfect cup. Jennifer will be brewing and tasting some top quality white, green, oolong and black teas and explaining what makes the teas so special. A great opportunity to sample all the teas on our menu.

Jennifer is the founder of the Canton Tea Co, distributors of high grade teas, farmed the traditional way and handpicked and prepared today just as they have been for 2,000 years.

Guests will be treated to home-made biscuits and samples of tea to take home with them.
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS -

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS - "Mazzei"

Friday, 24th July 2015 07:30pm - 10:00pm

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As the sun sets over Petersham Nurseries this July - Petersham Cellar invite you to join them for dinner as they host a handful of one-off intimate Friday evening Wine Suppers.

We conclude our four-part wine supper series welcoming highly esteemed family producer "Mazzei".

The history of the Mazzei family is closely linked to the history of winemaking in Tuscany, and to the political and cultural history of the entire region. The first documents that name the Mazzeis – originally from the winemaking area of Carmignano – date back to the early eleventh century. Since the very beginning, they have been winemakers and active participants in Florentine cultural and commercial life, even holding important posts in city government. Ser Lapo Mazzei (1350-1412), a winemaker from Carmignano, dedicated to the art of making fine wine, was a notary of the Florence city government and proconsul of the Art of Judges and Notaries. His brother Lionardo also cultivated vineyards in Carmignano, in the Grignano estate where he produced wine according to the instructions of his more expert brother, Ser Lapo. Ser Lapo Mazzei is also considered the “father” of the Chianti name: he authored the first known document using the denomination, a commercial contract bearing his signature, dated December 16, 1398. Today, after almost six centuries, the Mazzei family – under the guidance of Lapo, who oversees the property with the help of his sons, Filippo and Francesco, - still devotes itself to winemaking, with a constant commitment, an eye towards innovation and an abiding respect for the land. While keeping alive the historical and traditional family values, adapting them to the demands of today’s marketplace while examining opportunities offered by advanced technological applications. These are the objectives that continue to guide the Mazzei family. Their viticulture’s passion is expressed by the “Fonterutoli” property, and in recent years, from the acquisition of “Tenuta Belguardo” and “Zisola” estates.

Following on from a 7.30pm start - we will be enjoying five wonderfully crafted Mazzei wines paired with a delicious seasonal menu inspired by the garden and prepared by the Petersham Nurseries Café team.

Tickets £110 (inclusive of supper paired with handpicked wines from Petersham Cellar Collection). Each event will be hosted in a private glasshouse at Petersham Nurseries and be limited to 40 guests.

We are sure you will appreciate the quality and the stories of these wines, which will be available at an exclusive event only price for those who attend the lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
SECOND JULY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

SECOND JULY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Saturday, 25th July 2015 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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One of a handful of evening Wild Food Walks taking place at Petersham Nurseries this summer hosted by Claudio Bincoletto.

Claudio will begin by introducing the event - taking us on a blissful evening foraging stroll locally, which will last about an hour. After the walk, we will return to the Nurseries for a light supper, finishing around 8.00pm.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light supper, a glass of wine). Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY  photo

PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY

Sunday, 06th September 2015 11:00am - 04:00pm

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Petersham House Garden (adjacent to Petersham Nurseries) the private garden of Petersham Nurseries' owners Francesco & Gael Boglione will open to the public on Sunday 7th June to raise funds for the National Gardening Scheme - a registered charity.

This is a chance to see the 150" long double borders in September abundant with grasses, aconitum, Japanese anemones and helium’s.

The nursery will be stocking many of the plants you see in the borders that we have sourced from specialist suppliers so you can create your own Petersham border whether it is choosing a section of the border or combinations of planting that take your fancy!

Entrance to Petersham House Garden is via Petersham Nurseries. Tickets available on the door only. All funds raised from the small entrance fees are donated to the National Gardens Scheme – a registered charity. The NGS currently give away more than £2.5 million each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities. For further information please visit www.ngs.org.uk

A Great Day Out...
Why not make a day of it and enjoy slower means of travel to Petersham Nurseries, enjoying Richmond and the Thames along the way. We can be reached by Hammerton’s Ferry from Marble Hill Park; or by ferry or train to Richmond from central London – followed by a leisurely stroll along the Thames Embankment and Petersham Meadows. For further details please refer to the travel pages of our website. Parking at Petersham Nurseries: as parking is extremely limited at Petersham Nurseries, we urge all customers to travel by alternative means. Nb. Tickets are not bookable in advance, have to be paid for at the entrance to the gardens on the day.
PETERSHAM CELLAR - A COMPARISON OF WINE STYLES photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR - A COMPARISON OF WINE STYLES

Saturday, 01st August 2015 12:00pm - 01:00pm

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On Saturday 4th July, Petersham Cellar invite you to a guided wine tasting during which they will be comparing styles of wine, explaining the viticulture and the production process behind these wines. We will be differentiating between light whites and structured reds, whilst sampling five delicious handpicked wines. This will be a great chance to try something new and take advantage of exclusive event only discounts on a number of vintages.

Hosted at Petersham Nurseries, the wine tasting will be open at a maximum of 15 people. Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN IN AUTUMN photo

THE VEGETABLE GARDEN IN AUTUMN

Tuesday, 08th September 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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For this, the second in a two-part series on growing your own vegetables, we look at keeping your plot active through the end of summer, autumn and into winter.

We begin by discussing late sowing options for early September, whilst the ground is still warm, as well as sharing our expert knowledge on hardy crops for winter and protecting your plot against frost.

Autumn is also a key time to prepare your vegetable garden for the next growing season; we discuss replenishing nutrients in the soil through to planning your planting for a spring harvest.

This is a great workshop for the amateur gardener, however this event is equally interesting for the more practiced gardener and questions are welcomed throughout.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
PICKLING & PRESERVING FOR THE WINTER AHEAD  photo

PICKLING & PRESERVING FOR THE WINTER AHEAD

Thursday, 17th September 2015 11:30am - 01:00pm

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This winter we had a great time pickling and preserving for the year ahead at Petersham Nurseries – from lemons, to artichokes – celery to carrots, even distilling rose petals.

We are strong advocates of Zero Waste and as part of the Hubbub initiative (www.hubbub.org.uk) to raise awareness and end food waste, we decided to include a cookery workshop on pickling and preserving your surplus ingredients.

During this workshop we will demonstrate and discuss how to get started, the range of produce you can pickle and preserve – sharing our expert tips and tricks along the way.

Following the demonstration, guests will be invited to enjoy a Petersham Prosecco and two course seasonal set lunch.

This workshop is open to 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Places £75.00 per person. Ticket price includes workshop, a glass of prosecco and two course lunch in the restaurant following the workshop.
STYLISH AUTUMN CONTAINERS DEMONSTRATION photo

STYLISH AUTUMN CONTAINERS DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, 19th September 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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As the late summer colour fades we look to autumn and how to continue adding interest to your garden using seasonal container displays.

This is a great event for small garden owners or those of you who want to add a burst of autumnal colour to your window-boxes, patios and balconies.

There will be a practical demonstration followed by tips and advice - from bulb layering, to how to prolong the life of your displays. Questions will be welcome throughout.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
SEPTEMBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

SEPTEMBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 20th September 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Each walk lasts an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a light brunch and glass of wine.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch including tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).
Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
THE ULTIMATE CUTTING GARDEN WORKSHOP photo

THE ULTIMATE CUTTING GARDEN WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 10:30am - 04:00pm

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The cutting garden at Petersham Nurseries is a source of inspiration and beauty. Walking along it each morning is an absolute pleasure as it evolves and changes with the seasons.

This September we invite you to our second full day-workshop, as we share our knowledge on how to create your own cutting garden and have a succession of flowers to cut and fill your home with beautiful blooms throughout the spring and summer.

We will begin the morning on how to plan and plant spring bulbs. Our horticultural experts will give practical tips on how to grow a succession of seasonal flowers for cutting. This includes: what to plant to help ‘lift’ a garden, providing extra colour and scent; planting to ensure continuous flowering throughout the growing seasons; how your planting can attract beneficial insects.

The morning will finish with a practical exercise as you plant a seed tray of heritage varieties of sweet peas for you to take home.

After lunch (provided by the Petersham Nurseries Teahouse) there will be an introduction to seasonal cut flower arranging. Our in-house florist will mentor you as you create your own take-home cutting garden posy arrangement, demonstrating how to capture the best of your spring garden flowers.

Attendees of this event will take home a seed kit to get started on their autumn sowing of seeds, their just sown tray of sweet peas and their own small posy arrangement of cut flowers. Tickets £125.00 with tea, coffee, lunch and all materials are included in the ticket price.
SUCCESSIONAL BULB PLANTING IN A CONTAINER photo

SUCCESSIONAL BULB PLANTING IN A CONTAINER

Friday, 16th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Prolong the life of your spring-flowering containers using successional bulb planting techniques.

During this practical workshop you will learn how to layer bulbs within a container so that they flower at different times. In turn you can look forward to a beautiful successional display of wallflowers, violas, hyacinths, narcissus and tulips for many months to come.

This is a hands on workshop where you will plant your own container of bulbs to take home.
SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD photo

SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD

Thursday, 24th September 2015 10:30am - 11:45am

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Jennifer Wood - tea expert and a passionate advocate of traditional whole leaf Chinese tea joins us to lead a morning of tea tasting. She will be discussing everything from tea growing and production methods, to how to brew the perfect cup. Jennifer will be brewing and tasting some top quality white, green, oolong and black teas and explaining what makes the teas so special. A great opportunity to sample all the teas on our menu.

Jennifer is the founder of the Canton Tea Co, distributors of high grade teas, farmed the traditional way and handpicked and prepared today just as they have been for 2,000 years.

Guests will be treated to home-made biscuits and samples of tea to take home with them.
BULB PLANTING IN THE GARDEN photo

BULB PLANTING IN THE GARDEN

Friday, 02nd October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Spend the morning with our horticultural experts as they share their knowledge on bulb planting this autumn and look forward to a colourful and fragrant spring and early summer.

Learn how and where to plant bulbs, the key to maintaining healthy bulbs, how to anticipate and counter pests and blight, as well as find inspiration for colour schemes and design.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
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HOW TO CREATE A SEASONAL AUTUMN MENU

Thursday, 08th October 2015 11:30am - 01:00pm

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The fourth installment in our series of seasonal menu workshops - the team demonstrate how to create a seasonal menu using autumnal ingredients.

“With autumn comes a list of exciting new ingredients: the warm, earthy notes of squash, sweet chestnuts and walnuts, the late-ripening wine-speckled pods of borlotti and creamy pale skins of cannellini beans, the last of the tomatoes, sweet red peppers and heavy fat aubergines. Not forgetting fresh porcini, cobnuts, figs, grapes, blackberries, quince, apples and pears” explains Lucy Boyd (Taken from Kitchen Memories).

Following the demonstration, guests will be invited to enjoy a Petersham Prosecco and two course seasonal set lunch.

This workshop is open to 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Places £75.00 per person. Ticket price includes workshop, a glass of prosecco and two course lunch in the restaurant following the workshop.
ROSE PRUNING FOR BEGINNERS photo

ROSE PRUNING FOR BEGINNERS

Tuesday, 13th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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With such a variety of roses and instructions pruning can sometimes be appear daunting. Let this workshop give you the essential keys to maintaining healthy plants, as well as encouraging new growth and a succession of beautiful blooms the following season.

During the morning’s workshop our expert horticulturalists will be discussing the types and varieties of roses and appropriate seasons to prune. They will share their knowledge on how pruning can assist with pest prevention as well as stimulate new growth. You’ll leave equipped with the technical know-how, including techniques and tools required.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
AUTUMN FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP photo

AUTUMN FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, 14th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Guided by our expert florist, learn how to make a beautiful, long-lasting seasonal arrangement to take home using berries and autumn foliage.
FRUIT PRUNING IN AUTUMN photo

FRUIT PRUNING IN AUTUMN

Tuesday, 10th November 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Having a fruit tree in your garden can be very rewarding. With the correct care they will not only yield a delicious crop, but can also be great for introducing structure - even within a smaller garden or courtyard.

During the morning’s event we will be sharing our expert knowledge on autumn pruning: a key element in training your fruit tree and ensuring a good harvest of fruit every year.

This is the perfect event for beginner gardeners who are keen to learn the basics of autumn pruning, from when to begin and the tools you will need. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions to our experts and acquire the knowledge to nurture your fruit tree year-round.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
NOVEMBER 'TRUFFLES' WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

NOVEMBER 'TRUFFLES' WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 15th November 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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We conclude our series of monthly Wild Food Walks this year with a special event focusing on truffles, sloe and preserves.

We will set out on our local wild food walk as normal, and although we are sure not to find any on our walk - Claudio will be talking all things truffles, from their history, to the types and varieties and traditional truffle foraging methods. Following the walk we will return for a light brunch, during which Claudio will be offering tastings of white Italian truffle; Perigord and other less known species.

We leave for our walk promptly at 9.30am, which lasts about an hour, after which we will return to the Nurseries for a light brunch. Our Wild Food Walks are limited to a minimum of 10 guests per walk, maximum 18. Tickets: £50.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch, tea/ coffee and a glass of wine). Concessionary rate of £45.00 for students and Slow Food London members. Tickets are non-refundable.
SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD photo

SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD

Thursday, 26th November 2015 10:30am - 11:45am

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Jennifer Wood - tea expert and a passionate advocate of traditional whole leaf Chinese tea joins us to lead a morning of tea tasting. She will be discussing everything from tea growing and production methods, to how to brew the perfect cup. Jennifer will be brewing and tasting some top quality white, green, oolong and black teas and explaining what makes the teas so special. A great opportunity to sample all the teas on our menu.

Jennifer is the founder of the Canton Tea Co, distributors of high grade teas, farmed the traditional way and handpicked and prepared today just as they have been for 2,000 years.

Guests will be treated to home-made biscuits and samples of tea to take home with them.
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