River Cottage raise over £500 for Horatio's Garden charity
On Saturday 11 April we successfully held our first Spring Garden Open Day at River Cottage HQ.
The brainchild of Head Gardener, Will Livingstone, the Garden Open Day not only showed attendees how we do things at River Cottage, but also covered sustainable, organic and unique horticultural methods and practices on all things edible from industry experts.
We were extremely pleased to partner with Horatio's Garden a national charity that builds beautiful gardens for patients at NHS spinal treatment centres. We donated £2 of every ticket sold to the charity and they also came along to the event and had a stand with all their wonderful gardening products.
Dr Olivia Chapple, Chair of Trustees, Horatio’s Garden said “The day was an absolute joy – we loved it! The River Cottage Team put on something so special and everyone really enjoyed themselves – interesting talks, delicious lunch and beautiful surroundings – a perfect recipe! We are incredibly grateful to be the beneficiary of £558 raised by River Cottage attendees on the day.”
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the speakers who contributed to making the day so informative and engaging. Thank you to;James Campbell from Garden Organic, foraging expert John Wright, Ben Raskin from the Soil Association, garden writer Sally Nex, Nicola Bradley and her fantastic team from The Lost Gardens of Heligan, our very own Dan Powell River Cottage Farm Manager, Josiah Meldrum of Hodmedods, Ashley Wheeler form Trill Farm, Jayne Palmer from Roots to Health, the Blackdown Hills AONB and last but not least Head Gardener Will Livingstone and Assistant Gardener Jim Budden from River Cottage HQ.