Cooking with Lavender

Whether it’s for BBQs, baking or basting, Lavender can be used to add a touch of quintessential summer to your dishes and as you can pick it fresh, straight from the garden, you don’t have to worry about the shelves being empty. Lavender Roasted Potatoes Add a hint of the Mediterranean to a classic Sunday dinner with these simple roast potatoes. Ingredients4 large potatoes1 ½ tbsp finely chopped, dried Lavender2 tbsp Olive OilSalt & Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 180C. Wash the potatoes then, leaving the skin on, cut... Read More


Create tantalising cocktails using ingredients from your garden

The sun finally seems to be peeping out from behind the clouds, which can only mean one thing… long summer days spent outside in the garden. And what better way to enjoy the sunny weather than by mixing up your own cocktail concoction using ingredients grown yourself? These three simple recipes will keep you refreshed throughout the springtime and summer. Lavender Lemonade  Easy to grow and with a beautiful aroma, Lavender is full of goodness. If you’re tired of your average lemonade recipe, this is a great recipe to try,... Read More

Lavender loaf cake 30/09/2016

Baking with edible hedging

The Great British Bake Off has got the whole country in a cooking frenzy! As this year is the last time Mary Berry and the whole gang are together on BBC, there’s no better time to get some inspiration from the iconic baking tent and test your culinary skills. If you were watching #BotanicalWeek you will have seen ingredients such as Rosemary, Elder flower and a huge range of berries used in both the Technical Challenge where contestants had to bake two leaf shaped Fougasse, and those marvellous cake creations... Read More

Carrots in the ground 27/08/2015

Garden-grown Autumn recipes for kids: Plant now for a seasonal feast straight from your garden

Kids can be fussy eaters but there’s no better way to encourage them to eat their five-a-day than with fruit and veg they’ve grown themselves. Here are our favourite seasonal fruits, tasty veg and flavoursome herbs that you can enjoy straight from your garden this Winter. Not only are these very easy for little green fingers to grow, but deliciously appetising for the whole family when used in a variety of recipes. So get out into the garden this season and see what home-grown dishes you and your little ones... Read More

Lavender roast potatoes 14/06/2015

Lavender Recipes

Now that your Lavender hedging plants will be coming into flower, we thought you might need a few more recipes to experiment with – Lavender Marmalade What could be more English than a spread of Lavender with your tea and toast in the morning. Ingredients 2 tbsp dried Lavender flowers 7 large oranges 1 lemon 1.125kg of sugar A drop of brandy to top off each jar (optional) Method Cut the oranges and lemon into quarters, removing the seeds (put these to one side) then slice thinly and place in... Read More