Our lovely friends at The Gin Garden just told us about an event with the charming James Wong, Kew-trained botanist, BBC TV presenter and self-confessed plant geek. James will be talking at Heal’s (Tottenham Court Road) on Wednesday the 1st of May, while The Gin Garden supplies the botanical beverages.
This is what they say…..
‘‘Break free of the ‘grow your own’ time-warp and discover incredible edibles far more exciting than anything you would ever think could be grown on our blustery North Atlantic island.
From Szechuan peppers and edible fuchsia berries, to tiny cucamelons and even homegrown green tea, up to 3,000 edible crops can be grown extremely easily in the UK climate. Yet as most books focus on the same tiny handful of staid ‘dig for victory’ favourites, James has set out on a mission to reveal the other 99% of weird and wonderful flavours that us Brits are missing out on.
James will be presenting a light-hearted, dynamic and innovative alternative to conventional ‘spuds and sprouts’ gardening talks, in this all new ‘Homegrown Revolution’ lecture James reveals how growing your own can be so much more cutting edge than you might think.
James believes that ‘….a huge range of fancy foodie treats are just as productive and easy (if not easier) to grow than traditional allotment staples & provide harvests that are far more rewarding to grow, exciting to eat and expensive to buy’.’’
This is what we say…..
If you would like to find out a little more about James and discover how what he has to say might inspire you in your entertaining endeavours– we suggest checking out his beautiful and colourful blog, his images and enthusiasm will surely excite and arouse you to have a go at growing your own fruit and veg. On the blog you can check out his book, purchase seeds and watch video content, to help get you started.
The Gin Garden will also be here serving a selection of refreshing, fragrant botanical gin drinks to accompany the talk. Arrive early to sip cocktails made with homegrown ingredients such as Inca berries, Cucamelons and English grown tea.
We have booked our places to hear the talk about his ’Homegrown Revolution’ and you can too! Admission is free but booking is essential. Booking details required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heal’s Building/ 196 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7LQ/ 020 7636 1666