I was invited to attend the very special Honey & Harvest day at Deans Court last week. Excited to return, I spent a couple of days in their Plum Cottage last spring and loved the beautiful setting! Honey & Harvest is organised by the lovely people who own and run Deans Court and the day was full of inspiring talks, creative people, gorgeous interiors and amazing locally grown food.
The day started with a Druid blessing in the stunning orchard, followed by a visit to the organic kitchen gardens with a talk by head gardener Teresa about permaculture methods. Next up was a mouth-watering food demonstration by Silvana who runs the Foodie Bugle in Bath. Lunch was all kind of delicious vegetarian treats from the garden including an incredible beetroot and goats cheese tart and an abundance of salads and homemade cakes. The Linenworks had styled a gorgeous autumnal feast in the dining room, complete with their very covetable table linen.
The afternoon continued with talks from female entrepreneurs and foodies Hari Hari and Comins Tea, as well as a visit to the beehives and Deans Court beautiful café and shop. With a mind full of inspirational ideas and a belly full of food, my day ended with an early night in the seven bedroom Gate House (available for hire). Thank you to Lottie, Ali and William of Deans Court for their incredible hospitality and for being such impeccable hosts, I'm hoping to be back in lovely Dorset very soon.