Petal to Pot Summer Garden Party

Thursday 18 June 2015

Learn the secrets of cooking the Bettys way during a weekend-long celebration of tea and cake in the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Harlow Carr (Sat 27 – Sun 28 June, 9.30am to 4pm).

• Celebrate tea and cake with Bettys and RHS Garden Harlow Carr
• Learn to cook the Bettys way with demos from Bettys Cookery School
• Enjoy live music on the lawn and family activities



Lisa Bennison, Senior Cookery School Tutor and Chris Taylor, Cookery School Tutor who will demonstrate how to make Courgette & Pistachio Cake, Rosewater Pannacotta with Bettys Lavender Shortbread, and Beetroot & Orchard Apple Chutney & Piccalilli.

Learn the secrets of cooking the Bettys way during a weekend-long celebration of tea and cake in the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Harlow Carr (Sat 27 – Sun 28 June, 9.30am to 4pm).

The Petal to Pot Summer Garden Party will celebrate the quintessentially English tradition of taking afternoon tea and cake with a series of demonstrations from Bettys Cookery School and Craft Bakery in a purpose-built marquee.

Demos will include how to use seasonal produce from the garden to create delicious afternoon cakes and desserts, cake decorating and bread making. Visitors can meet the chocolatier and hear the behind-the-scenes story of Bettys Chocolate Room and there’s a chance to take a peek at previously unseen material from Bettys archive - from original menus and advertising leaflets to silverware, china and chocolate boxes – as well as founder, Frederick Belmont’s personal scrapbook charting the early development of the business.

Lisa Bennison, senior tutor at Bettys Cookery School, said: “Tutors from the Cookery School and craftspeople from the Chocolate Room and Bakery are looking forward very much to sharing our passion for craft skills and our Bettys expertise with visitors to Petal to Pot. “

There will be a selection of local artisan cake stalls and tea-enthusiasts can discover the therapeutic properties of herb and flower teas with herbalist, Bel Charlesworth, and mix their own tea blends to take home.

For those wishing to improve their fruit and vegetable know-how, a series of walks and talks around the kitchen garden are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Paul Cook, curator at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, said: “There’s a wealth of produce that people can grow in their own gardens and turn into delicious meals, drinks and desserts. Petal to Pot is a celebration of what can be done with quality products and a little bit of know-how.”

Families can bring along a picnic and relax in a vintage deck chair on the garden’s lower lawn where there will be live music and garden games for all the family to enjoy.

For more information, visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr or call 0845 265 8070.

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Please contact Ali Aston, Marketing & PR Executive with any press queries on 01423 724693 or email aliaston@rhs.org.uk or Sasha Jackson on 01423 724651, email sashajackson@rhs.org.uk.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB
www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr


Opening times
Harlow Carr is open every day except for Christmas Day.
9.30am – 4pm November to February inclusive
9.30am – 6pm March to October inclusive
Last admission is one hour before closing time.

Admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type)

Non-members (excluding Gift Aid)
Adult £8.95
Family (2 plus 2) £22.80
Children 5 – 16yrs £4.50
Children under 5 years Free
Groups £7.95

About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood for the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture. We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, the first of our gardens, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity.

Today the RHS is committed to providing a voice for all gardeners. We are driven by a simple love of plants and a belief that gardeners make the world a better place. 211 years on we continue to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture, creating displays that inspire people to garden. In all aspects of our work we help gardeners develop by sharing our knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment.

RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join  

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RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit www.rhs.org.uk

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