Cumbria, Hutton-in-the-Forest Spring Foraging Courses
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
|Available Dates||Available Spaces||Time||Location|
|Sunday 7th Apr 2024||Spaces: 9||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Hutton-in-the-Forest||Click here for details and to book|
|Thursday 18th Apr 2024||Spaces: 14||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Hutton-in-the-Forest||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 5th May 2024||Spaces: 9||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Hutton-in-the-Forest||Click here for details and to book|
ABOUT THE COURSE
Hutton-in-the-Forest is a beautiful historic house and garden situated on the northern edge of the Lake District. A visit to Hutton is a remarkable journey through time, from the medieval Stone Hall to stunning Walled Gardens, and has been in Lord Inglewood’s family since 1605. You can find an amazing Arboretum woodland walk with trees that are over 200 years old.
Hutton-in-the-Forest is a Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden, the UK’s leading gardening charity which aims to enrich everyone’s life through plants making the UK a greener and more beautiful place. This makes Hutton-in-the-Forest a very special place to visit and forage!
Please read the full directions below for the meeting point. The course starts there with a short introduction on what to look for, our foraging code and a brief of the Countryside Act, where it relates to foraging.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the grounds, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms that we find.
We will stop along the way for some seasonal homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup, elderflower champagne or fruit leathers.
We will finish the day off with a lovely wild food lunch based on what we have found. All of our food is seasonal so what we make depends on recent weather and what is around at that time of year. In spring we will be making use of the fresh wild greens and in summer the wild berries and mushrooms.
After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.
This course is all outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Why not check out the Gardens at Hutton before or after the foraging course? Head to their website for more info.
WHERE TO MEET
We will meet outside at the Hutton-in-the-Forest car park.