BBC1 weekly TV series ‘Saturday Kitchen’ has teamed up with the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) to create The Saturday Kitchen Garden at the 2017 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Award-winning garden designer Juliet Sargeant, who won Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last year, has created an entirely edible garden featuring ‘simple and creative growing ideas and inspiration’ for visitors and viewers to take home to their own gardens and communities.
Juliet said: “Through this new partnership at the world’s largest flower show, we want to demonstrate to people, communities and organisations that it can be easy, cheap and fun to grow what you eat at home, in public spaces, at work, in fact wherever you like – I want to show that anyone can grow food anywhere!”
The Show will be held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace in Surrey from July 3 to July 7. ‘Saturday Kitchen’ will broadcast live from the event on Saturday July 8.
In addition, a spin-off BBC1 series called ‘Kitchen Garden Live with the Hairy Bikers’ will be broadcast live every day of the show from 11am to 11.45am. Celebrity cooks Si King and Dave Myers (aka The Hairy Bikers) will be filmed cooking, using ingredients from the garden.
The duo commented: “We’re thrilled to be presenting a week of live telly from the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. It’s going have everything we love: beautiful flowers and amazing gardens, delicious food, entertaining celebrity guests and crowds of enthusiastic visitors that we can have a laugh with. We can’t wait!”
Artist’s impression of The Saturday Kitchen Garden