Foodie Fridays is a series of activities and events in and around the Kitchen Garden involving growing, cooking and eating vegetables. The events take place every Friday throughout the summer. Watch the Kitchen Garden grow, find out what's in season, taste the produce and buy some to take home.
Kew's Kitchen Garden was voted 'most inspirational vegetable garden 2016' by the Great British Growing Awards. It was created for 'Kew on a Plate', the 2015 BBC series which followed Raymond Blanc and Kate Humble for a year at Kew. They spent the year working with Kew's horticulturists through the seasons growing vegetables and creating seasonal recipes as well as looking at the history behind our favourite fruits and vegetables.
11am to 11.30am
A chance to hear from Kew experts about their work in different countries around the world.
2pm to 2.30pm
Meet one of our Kitchen Gardeners for a tour of the beds.
You'll get the chance to see our new Funky Beets bed where we're growing crops for use in research including DNA extraction, cross-pollination and seed collection. In the Exotic Edibles bed we're experimenting growing plants that don't normally grow in the UK.
Sessions between 2.30pm and 3.45pm (limited spaces)
Our resident chefs will be in the Kitchen Garden cooking up delicious recipes using a different vegetable each week.
The recipes will also be on the menu in the Orangery restaurant—so don't miss the chance to savour these dishes for your lunch.
The recipe for Friday 28 July will use Florence Fennel.
This book accompanied the BBC TV series 'Kew on a Plate', and contains seasonal recipes and stories about Kew's horticulture and heritage.
A childrens' step by step guide on growing vegetables and transforming them into delicious meals.
This step-by-step guide shows you how to make a range of novelty knitted fruit and veg out of oddments of wool.
Buy the book
Tea towel with botanical drawings of garden vegetables taken from the Cavallini archives.
Protect yourself from the sun while you're gardening with this 100% cotton gardening hat.
Hard wearing hand made leather gardening gloves bearing the Kew crest. A great gift for any gardener.