Sarah Raven

Sarah Raven


Sarah Raven, writer, cook, broadcaster and teacher, is the expert on all things to grow, cut and eat from your garden. Her book Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook won the prestigious Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book of the Year 2008. Her Christmas cookbook called Sarah Raven’s Complete Christmas Food and Flowers was also published by Bloomsbury. She is currently working on a book called Sarah Raven’s Cookery Year.

Sarah’s Kitchen Garden site was awarded Best Website 2015, her brand ‘Sarah Raven’ then named Best Gardening Brand in 2016,

Sarah has been a regular presenter on the BBC Gardeners’ World and has been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and The Food Programme. She is also an inspirational and passionate teacher, running cooking, flower arranging and gardening courses at the school she set up in 1999 at her farm in East Sussex.

Sarah Raven @srkitchengarden

If you’re planning to leave dahlia tubers in the ground, time to cut back and mulch. Cut dahlias back to roughly 8cm above ground and mulch. Tip Strulch or green waste over the head of each one and dome over crown. This insulates tubers over winter, so there’s less danger of rot

Keep things simple and stylish. This collection focuses on natural or plastic free materials and features long-lasting Christmas decorations and accessories that will look good for years to come

Recipe of the week: rosemary flatbread. A super easy and quick recipe. The rosemary makes this lovely for dipping into hummus, saganaki or white gazpacho. Alternatively, you can top with seasalt, sun-dried tomatoes, dill or fennel seeds

In this week's episode: Perfect perennials for beautiful borders. Sarah and Arthur talk about their favourite perennials for a beautiful, productive, and self-reliant garden. Link in bio for the full episode. 20% off until 2nd December, quote PODCAST20H

Don’t forget to share a photo of your stunning wreath using the hashtag #srwreathcomp22 for your chance to win a £50 Sarah Raven Gift Voucher.
Save £5 on our Make Your Own Wreath Kit quote code WREATH22

Discover Sarah’s favourite Christmas decorations inspired by Perch Hill. Add a selection of gardening-themed decorations to your tree or give them as gifts to your favourite gardener

Create your own Christmas wreath using flowers and foliage foraged from your garden. We recommend creating your wreath base from hazel or birch, tied together with wire, with moss foraged from your lawn and added to the base. Listen to more on the grow, cook, eat, arrange podcast

Create your own festive display with our Hyacinths in Zinc Bowl. They will arrive in December, as already planted up bulbs, in our zinc bowl, topped with real moss.
Each set comes with pussy willow, which we recommend making a nest with to support the hyacinths as they grow.

It’s time to launch our 2022 Wreath Competition! Share a photo of your beautiful homemade wreath using the hashtag #srwreathcomp22 for your chance to win a £50 Sarah Raven Gift Voucher. Competition ends December
5th. Visit for more information

The perfect present for friends near or far, our Seed Letterbox Collections have varieties to suit everyone.
The ideal size to fit through the letter box and tried and tested by Sarah at Perch Hill for the best results. Visit link to shop the collection.

This week, Sarah and Arthur dig deep on how to add structure and style with #trees, #shrubs, and #climbers. Discover the perfect choice for your #garden, no matter the size and shop 20% off with code: PODCAST20G
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Keep it classic this winter with our traditional Christmas collection. Create a festive glow with candles and lanterns and instantly add Christmas cheer with our selection of pine and red berry garlands and decorations

Have you discovered Sarah & Arthur’s top picks from our Christmas range? Take a look at their festive favourites, as chosen on grow, cook, eat, arrange

One of the stalwarts for late autumn colour is Cobaea scandens. A fantastic, exotic looking plant with buds in green-white, deepening to purple as they age. This will clamber up and over your garden wall and flower from July right through to November and sometimes December

Give an inspiring day out this Christmas. Our Away Days and Garden Open Days make perfect presents.
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Sarah loves bold and brilliant colour; celebrating luscious, jewel-tones, in all colours of the rainbow! Discover Sarah’s top picks for introducing a bold and brilliant colour palette into your home this Christmas.

Recipe of the week: Mini pelargonium, blackberry and apple pies. The sweet scent of pelargoniums gives an incomparable flavour when cooked with blackberries for jelly, and it's an excellent addition to an apple and blackberry pie. Visit for the recipe.

Job for the weekend: As the temperature drops, it’s time to bring your tender plants indoors. Store them in your greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill until the warm weather returns in spring

In this episode, Sarah is joined by writer and #gardening whizz, Julia Parker (@ParkersPatch), to talk tasty recipe ideas for children and exciting activities in the great outdoors. Shop 20% off with code PODCAST20F Listen here:

Add warm, beautiful light to your garden all year round with these stunning solar lights