Over the next few months you will find regular updates from the newest batch of Kew Diploma students, all about our very own 1.8 x 8 meter area of royal soil, and hopefully, all about the earthy fruit and vegetables that we have managed to grow.
The veg patch
As 1st year Kew Diploma students, one of our projects is to plan and tend to our very own vegetable plot. Soil must be dug, seeds be sown, and a whole variety of fruit and vegetables grown to the highest of standards. Each month, battling against the grey skies and army of pigeons, we are assessed on the quality and quantity of veg produced. Paper work aside, this is a chance for us all to escape the stuffiness of the classroom and do what we know best.
The student vegetable plots (Image: RBG Kew)
Open to all
The Student Vegetable Plots are open to all, so on your visit to Kew Gardens, come and drop by to see what we’ve been up to. Over the weekends, students will be on the plots to give you advice on all aspects of how to "grow your own", and there will be activities for all shapes and sizes to inspire the art of growing.
Friday veg sale
On a Friday lunchtime, 12-1pm, we will be selling our weekly best of greens, roots and fruits, so if you’re ever about, come and find us for some tasty home grown treats.
- Jack Clutterbuck, 1st Year Kew Diploma Student -
Student Vegetable Plots and weekend 'grow your own' surgeries
Admire our extensive vegetable plots, managed by students from Kew's School of Horticulture, and be inspired to get planting yourself! At the weekend, students and apprentices will be around to offer visitors advice about seed sowing, transplanting and proven techniques, so you can get the most out of your garden. They'll also be available to answer your questions.
- When are the student vegetable plots open? - all day, during Garden opening hours
- When are the 'grow your own' surgeries' open? - Every Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 4pm
- Price - free, with admission to the Gardens
- Where are the student vegetable plots? - The student vegetable plots are behind the Davies Alpine House at the bottom right of the map - Plan your visit with the IncrEdibles Voyage map (pdf)
Week by week horticulturalists, botanists and attractions organisers from all around Kew Gardens wrote for this special IncrEdibles blog, describing behind-the-scenes experiences and sharing insights into the amazing world of edible plants.
- around the world
- ground breaking
- the UK
- at risk
- needs help
- english heritage
- Kew overseas
- verge of extinction
- wet tropics
- gifts that help
- of use
- hot spot
- South East Asia
- english garden
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