Autumnal events

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Petersham Nurseries

Already famous as the idyllically romantic restaurant by the Thames in West London, Petersham Nurseries also hosts the School of Garden Inspiration which runs seasonal workshops throughout the year. This autumn you can attend Kitchen Garden Planning for Autumn, an all day workshop including a tour of Petersham House kitchen garden, lunch, tea and a Q&A session

Kitchen garden planning for autumn, £95, Petersham Nurseries, Church Lane, Petersham Road, Richmond TW10, Tuesday 13 Sept, 11am-4.30pm. Visit


Urban Food Fortnight

In conjunction with Urban Food Fortnight (a celebration of London’s local food growers and producers, 9-25 Sept), Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon, will be speaking at a special 5×15 fund-raising event for Sustain at Farmopolis, the floating garden on Greenwich peninsula. Other speakers include Rosie Boycott, Chair of the London Food Board, and food writer and historian, Bee Wilson

5×15 Future of Urban Food, £20, 22 September at Farmopolis, The Jetty Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10, 5×,


Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Falmouth Oyster Festival kicks off the oyster dredging season with a variety of fishy events, plus live music, Cornish food, boat races and a shucking competition

Falmouth Oyster Festival, 13-16 October, Events Square, Falmouth, Cornwall. For details visit