Wakehurst Wild Food Festival

From 2-3 July 2016, our food festival celebrated the very best of food, drink and all things WILD at the beautiful botanic gardens of Wakehurst in West Sussex.

This was a summer’s weekend full of fun and adventure – visitors challenged their taste buds, explored Wakehurst’s beautiful wild landscape and even took part in setting a new Guinness World Record!

Spices, honey, teas from around the world, organic and raw food, craft beers and cider were just some of the delights on offer. As well as all the foodie favourites, children and adults alike had their taste buds challenged with some wild surprises from Eat Grub’s cricket samples and The Kitchen Academy’s mealworm meatballs and insect falafel workshops.

Visitors were able to gather their favourite items from the variety of stalls and put together their wild picnic, then relax at the record breaking hay-bale picnic table - at over 100m long there was plenty of room for all to enjoy.

BBC TV presenter Stefan Gates presented his incredible Gastronaut Live show to budding mini scientists, Reza Mahammad delighted a packed demonstration theatre with delicious Indian dishes and there were more fascinating demos and talks from guests including Alec Tomasso, The Weeping Chef; Ridgeview Wines; Turners Cider and Marlow Renton from Wildfood UK.

Wakehurst beautiful botanic gardens are located in West Sussex and managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Set in 465 acres of country estate, Wakehurst is home to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank and boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve, and an Elizabethan mansion.

Where and when?

Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH17 6TN

2nd - 3rd July 2016

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