Every first Sunday of the month the Royal Horticultural Society hosts ‘Secret Garden Sundays’, an event bursting with plants, crafts, food and drink.
The event feels like a farmers market with a difference, hosted in a gorgeous light filled hall where independent stalls are showcasing their finest offerings, whilst live music plays and artists create botanical masterpieces.
The boys at Brett and Bailey had a delightful range of bakes, specialising in seasonal flavours, local ingredients and organic flour, eggs and dairy. I can personally recommend the honey and pistachio cake which had a lovely light frosting and delicious pistachio taste.
I loved the botanical paintings, cards, and kitchen textiles by Vicky Mappin, and purchased this lovely Peony print for my bedroom.
Plant sellers and gardeners are on hand to provide expert advise, and there are cooking demonstrations to give inspiration for your newly purchased (or hopefully home grown!) produce. There is a wide range of plants and seeds available to purchase if you are lucky enough to have a small garden of balcony in London.
There is a vibrant range of seasonal British produce on offer, including cheeses, fruits, juices, honey, jams and chutney. We purchased a box filled with a wholesome variety of salads from Blanche Eatery and took them outside to the secret picnic area.
The next Secret Garden Sunday is the 7th September, and a Christmas Special will be held on 2nd November.
The event starts at 10pm to 4pm and can be found at RHS Lindley Hall, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE.