West Dean Foraging Course

Nik Westacott, West Dean foraging expert will be leading a wild food foray on the West Dean Estate on Thursday 20 October. Foraging, especially for mushrooms, has long been a passion wild food expert and chef Nik Westacott. “A lot of my colleagues wait for foragers to bring wild food finds to them but there […]

Rose Hips

Rose hips are the seed pods of roses, both wild and cultivated.  Once the flower petals fall, the hard green hips will swell until they start to ripen in October and November, turning a bright red or orange, depending on the variety. The word “Hip” originally comes from the Middle English “hepe”.  Among rose growers […]