Thyme for Tea at Tatton flower show
RHS Tatton has just finished, and we are really pleased with the way our stand was received! The Herb Society wanted to highlight the many plants and flowers commonly grown in a British garden that could be used as a herbal tea.
Silver medal for herb exhibit
Building the Herb Society exhibit
The preparations for the Cheshire flower show have taken a long time, and organiser Barbara Wilkinson has really had her hands full, particularly over the last few weeks!
Gorgeous planting with herbs
The exhibit was planted to a lovely design by Margaret Kewley using herb plants from Hooksgreen Herbs. Barbara has done a brilliant job bringing it all together!
Dried herbs on the stand
Volunteers give herb advice on our busy stand
Thank you so much to all the volunteers who helped over the five day event, and in the lead up to it! We would really struggle without all the freely given assistance over the course of the show.
It was lovely to hear from volunteer Hilary Knowles last week, who feels she has gained from the experience too:
“Helping The Herb Society this week at Tatton has been amazing. I know my herbs from a growers perspective, their quirkiness, their loves and ‘hates’, but also I’ve picked up many humorous anecdotal bits and pieces along the way .. the story of “Trill” is my favourite …….
But this week finding myself chatting to so many who wanted not just to ask questions but to recount their own herbal experiences in all their glorious technicolour, I so wished for a voice recorder …. I laughed with them, shared their love and passions, sometimes their sheer endeavour … and with two .. their tears. What a rich listening experience ……. so glad to be there.”
Herbs elsewhere around the show
Make herbal teas at home
The Herb Society produced a herb leaflet for this event if you would like to read more about making herbal teas at home.
Photo credits – Peter Depledge and Barbara Wilkinson.