We have been working with wonderful people – inspired and progressive bartenders such as Thomas Aske and Ally Kelsay, forager and foraging tutor Mark Williams, chefs Craig Grozier and Jack Buchanan to name just a few. Together we explore and taste the landscapes of our island home; city parks and canals, railroads and roadsides around the UK. We have been exploring the boundaries where wild, foraging, food and drinks merge.
And we invite you to join us – this starts in our own backyards.
Muddy boots, dirty fingernails, untrodden paths, familiar dog walking routes, parks, commons, roadsides, gardens, hedgerows, sea shores, riverbanks. A sprig of window-box mint, garden apple blossom, fresh picked seaweed, dropped into a Botanist and Tonic.
We embrace it all. Every idea is a new box being opened, a new story being written.
There are no ‘signature serves’ for The Botanist because foraging is about creativity and it begins at home.