Looking for something to do on a beautiful Saturday Afternoon? The Felin Fach Griffin’s garden will host an afternoon’s activities this July with three of the region’s leading pickers and growers, Liz Knight, Adele Nozedar and Joe Hand. Garden Party Gatecrashers will take place over the afternoon of Saturday 6th July!
The afternoon will include talks and discussion about plants, foraging as well as fun demonstrations of ingredient usage. There will be tours of the garden and hedgerows, keeping an eye on the sustainability measures used in The Griffin’s gardens. Preceded by summer cocktails on the lawn, the BBQ itself will start at 5.30pm and will use meat from butcher, P.F. Sweeneys of Brecon, as well as salad and vegetables fresh from the garden.
Black Mountains’ resident Liz Knight is behind Forage Fine Foods, a company making and bottling products from foraged wild ingredients and now supplying the likes of Fortnum & Mason. Guests are able to access her knowledge of wild ingredients and how to pick them while watching a master at work!
Renowned author and forager, Adele Nozedar, will be foraging from the hedgerow. She will show uses for dandelions, nettles and parts of plants that otherwise might be forgotten including a mystery concoction called “Shrub”. Copies of her book “Hedgerow Handbook” will be available to buy.
Cambria based Bruce and Sara Stanley of Fine Pluck will be demonstrating how they create natural, healthy and delicious teas from leaves and flowers.
Joe Hand makes food products from his smallholding under the brand of 100% Hay, and runs the kitchen garden at The Griffin. He’ll guide a tour of the garden, focusing on the challenges he’s overcome in recent wet years.
Located between Hay and Brecon and a founder member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, it is currently UK Inn of the Year in the 2013 Good Pub Guide. It is owned by brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin under their company EATDRINKSLEEP. Rooms at The Griffin are from £172.50 per couple for dinner, bed and breakfast and the bar and restaurant are both open seven days a week.
Tickets are limited and must be paid for in advance at the pub. Prices include the cost of the barbeque: £25 per adult, £12.50 for a child of 15 or younger or £62.50 for a family of two adults and two children.