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Petersham Nurseries 15th Anniversary ‘Bee Mindful’ Masterclass
September 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Taking place on 26th September in partnership with candlemakers Cire Trudon, the full-day workshop is centred around the honeybee and encompasses Petersham’s core philosophies – a wholly sensory experience touching on food, horticulture, style and conservation. Led by a select group of specialists, guests will be guided through an immersive day learning about how a healthy bee population is essential to our survival, and how to alleviate the environmental pressures the humble insects face.
Activities include: a tutored raw honey tasting session with Sarah Wyndham Lewis, co-founder of the sustainable beekeeping practice ‘Bermondsey Street Bees’; a hands-on introduction to honey preserves and fermenting by chef and author Rachel de Thample; a lesson in how to plant a bee garden with Martin Ogden, Head of Horticulture at Petersham Nurseries; an insight into table styling ‘The Petersham Way’ with Petersham’s global buyer Ronny de Koning, using flowers and bee attracting plants from the garden. A honey inspired lunch and refreshments by Head Chef Ambra Papa will also be provided, and all guests will depart with their handmade preserves and a limited-edition CIRE honey-inspired candle.
Speaking on the 15th anniversary of Petersham Nurseries, the Richmond institution and much-loved business they founded in 2004, Gael and Francesco Boglione say: “reaching 15 years of Petersham Nurseries is undeniably a milestone we’re very proud of – it’s been magical to watch the business organically grow around our passions. This growth couldn’t have been achieved without the family and close team we’ve had by our sides – including our brilliant suppliers such as Cire Trudon. The honeybee is the perfect emblem for us to celebrate with, allowing us to thrive through its hard work in pollinating our crops, whilst bringing pleasure and joy to our environment.”