IncrEdibles // Kew Gardens, London

Kew Royal Botanical Garden's "IncrEdibles" festival took place in 2013, where we spent part of the summer. It was an easy train ride from London to Surrey, right at the Kew Gardens station, connected to the London Underground District Line and London Overground between Richmond and Stratford.

The festival featured a range of attractions, activities and artistic installations. Some features included:

  • The Global Kitchen Garden - over 90 edible plants from every corner of the globe.
  • The Rose Garden Tea Party - A beautiful display of edible plants growing out of plates, cups, teapots, jugs and platters.
  • The Tropical Larder - Where visitors learned just how many of the everyday foods we eat have their roots in the rainforest.
  • The Vegetable Medley - A display of staple veggies.
The Rose Garden "Tea Party"

The Rose Garden "Tea Party"

The Rose Garden Tea Party - a beautiful display of edible plants growing out of plates, cups, teapots, jugs and platters.
— Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, UK

This festival took visitors on a voyage through the fascinating world of edible plants.
— Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, UK
The girls had the chance to pick, savour and flavour

The girls had the chance to pick, savour and flavour

This short visit inspired me to find out more about not only edible garden plants but also wild medicinal herbs and getting comfortable to forage my own food once in a while. I encourange you to find our if there are any Herb Walks, Foraging or Healing Plants Tours in your area. Most of the locals (specially the older generation) will have this knowledge, it's vital that we pass this on to the next generation.

IncrEdibles inspired table pieces at our "Feed your Beauty" workshop

IncrEdibles inspired table pieces at our "Feed your Beauty" workshop


SOURCES:

Photos by: The Mindful Sprout 

Site: http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/past-festivals/incredibles-2013

Books: 

  • Ancestral Plants: A Primitive Skills Guide to Important Wild Edible, Medicinal, and Useful Plants of the Northeast, bArthur Haines (Author)Mike Douglas (Foreword)
  • The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Edible Plants, by  Samuel Thayer