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

We’re excited to announce that we have launched our new podcast mini-series beginner’s guide to gardening on our podcast grow, cook, eat, arrange.
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Recipe of the week: Rhubarb Charlotte. It’s time to harvest the first batches of rhubarb, so why not use it for a scrumptious dessert. You can prepare this well in advance and heat it up when you want to eat it.
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Spotlight on: Calendula officinalis ‘Indian Prince’. This has been a garden stalwart for ages, it’s easy to grow and makes a wonderful cut flower. It can also be used to make a natural skin-healing hand cream!
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Recipe of the week: Stuffed cabbage leaves. This recipe is excellent eaten on it's own, dipped into natural yoghurt or with sauerkraut. The sauerkraut is not essential but it adds another flavour.

March is one of the busiest months in the garden, there’s lots to plant and plenty of beautiful varieties starting to flower, including narcissi and early tulips. Which varieties are you most looking forward to this month? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Bulb lasagnes are beginning to into life and we would love to see photos of how yours are doing! Share a photo of your burgeoning bulb lasagne using #srbulblasagne for your chance to win a £50 gift voucher to spend with us online.

Spotlight on: Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’. A truly marvellous dahlia that fills the garden at Perch Hill with beautiful flowers from July to November. Hugely recommended.
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Trend alert: create a cottage garden. One of the most popular current trends is all about loose structure and romantic, cottage garden style planting.
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Recipe of the week: Apple and coconut macaroons. These are not really macaroons at all, but baked mounds of deliciously flavoured and textured fruit and nuts, good because they’re not too sweet. Ideal as a mid-morning snack
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Hurrah for hellebores! Hellebores are essential for cheering up the winter months and will flower now until April. They are loved by bumble bees, who seem to come out of hibernation straight into the embrace of the nectar rich hellebore flower.

Shrubs provide essential backbone to your garden. Discover must-have shrubs to suit every style and size of garden. They will be despatched later this month ready to be planted straight away
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Spotlight on: Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'. A lovely soft pink foxglove which flowers at the same time and looks beautiful with peonies and alliums in June. This is one of Sarah’s absolute favourite plants, bees and butterflies love them too.

Recipe of the week: Chicory and blood orange salad. This salad looks beautiful and is ideal as a light winter first course when you're heading towards a rich, meaty main. To make the salad more substantial, add roasted walnuts.

Spotlight on: A haze of purple flowers at head height from late summer to autumn, this variety is covered with a confetti of butterflies the moment there is a glimpse of sun.
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Sarah's golden rule for impactful pots can also be applied to your perennial borders! Simply choose a thriller, filler and a pillar for spectacular perennial borders.
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Recipe of the week: Coffee mousse When the weather is cold, there's nothing better than a really intense coffee mousse – a cappuccino in a pudding. Serve in small bowls or coffee cups, with biscuits on the side or chocolate-dipped almonds or walnuts.

Our range of perennials is bigger than ever this year. All are strong growers, great performers and deserve a space in your garden where they will look good for months at a stretch and will return every year. Which varieties are your favourites to grow?

Learn a new skill in 2022 with one of our fabulous courses or away days.
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As we settle into 2022 and plan for the year’s flowers, it’s time to share the best sowing systems for your seeds. From root trainers, to growing in gutters, heated propagators, to direct sowing - it’s all in E51 of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ 🎙️ Listen:

Our seed potato range is bigger and better than ever this year, plus now is the ideal time to order them.
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