Curious about the honeybee? Head to Petersham Nurseries, where a special workshop is taking place centred around the humble insect. Led by a group of specialists, guests will be learn why a healthy bee population is essential to human survival, and how to alleviate the environmental pressures they face – from climate change to disease to agri-chemicals.
The day is designed to be a multi-sensory experience which touches on food, horticulture, style and conservation. Activities include an interactive raw honey tasting session with Sarah Wyndham Lewis, Bologna-trained honey sommelier and co-founder of the sustainable beekeeping practice Bermondsey Street Bees. During this you’ll see, smell and feel honeycomb, wax and propolis. Attendees will also learn all about honey preserves with chef and author Rachel de Thample, planting their own bee garden with Martin Ogden, Head of Horticulture at Petersham Nurseries, and how to style your table using flowers from the garden with Petersham’s global buyer Ronny de Koning.
After building up an appetite, guests can enjoy a honey-inspired lunch and refreshments created by Head Chef Ambra Papa. You’ll go home with handmade preserves, and a limited-edition CIRE honey-inspired candle.
Speaking on the 15th anniversary of Petersham Nurseries, founders Gael and Francesco Boglione said: “Reaching 15 years of Petersham Nurseries is undeniably a milestone we’re very proud of – it’s been magical to watch the business organically grow around our passions. This growth couldn’t have been achieved without the family and close team we’ve had by our sides – including our brilliant suppliers such as Cire Trudon. The honeybee is the perfect emblem for us to celebrate with, allowing us to thrive through its hard work in pollinating our crops, whilst bringing pleasure and joy to our environment.”
Petersham Nurseries, Church Lane, Off Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AB
26 September 2019, 10am-4pm
£225pp, book at pertershamnurseries.com