River Cottage gardener’s Uplyme show date

PUBLISHED: 16:42 04 July 2013 | UPDATED: 16:42 04 July 2013

River Cottage head gardener Craig Rudman. Photo by Matt Austin

River Cottage head gardener Craig Rudman. Photo by Matt Austin

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Craig Rudman will talk about edible plants at the village’s big summer event

River Cottage head gardener Craig Rudman will give a talk during Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society’s summer show later this month.

Craig is passionate and knowledgable about edible plants, both cultivated and foraged from the wild, and his produce helps keep Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s team of chefs happy.

But his enthusiasm goes further, as visitors to the show, on Saturday July 20, will hear when he talks about the unexpected versatility and delicacy of edible flowers.

A graduate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Craig and his assistant Will Livingstone will also be judging some of the classes including the young gardener award.

He said: “This aims to encourage children to discover the joys of growing their own food. Unlike many produce classes where appearance, shape and size are taken into account we will be judging purely on taste. That’s what really matters.”

First prize is an afternoon in the River Cottage garden with Craig and Will, plus lunch for the winner and parent.

To find out how to enter this or any of the classes – for adults and children – see the horticultural society’s website at http://ulrhs.wordpress.com/ or pick up a printed copy of the summer Show schedule from Ginger Beer in Lyme Regis, Uplyme Post Office or Raymonds Hill Post Office.


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