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This Autumn, luxury Hertfordshire hotel and spa, The Grove will launch a collaborative Afternoon Tea with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew celebrating the very best of the British countryside. Available in The Grove’s Walled Garden restaurant, The Potting Shed, guests will be treated to an exquisite selection of sweet and savoury treats whilst enjoying the views across Jemima’s Kitchen Garden – the estate’s vegetable and herb garden.

Curated by Ryan Thompson, The Grove’s Head Pastry Chef, the celebratory Kew Gardens Afternoon Tea at The Grove will include sandwiches filled with herbs and vegetables from the Kitchen Garden such as; Grant rope hung smoked salmon, sea buckthorn, dill crème fraiche; Organic honey roast ham, garden piccalilli, Grove estate watercress; and Hay smoked cucumber, White Lake ewes curd, toasted cumin seeds to name a few. Before a series of sweet treats including; Blackberry and plum millefeuille; Fig and almond bakewell; Pumpkin spiced custard with vanilla ganache; Raspberry and thyme cupcakes; and traditional scones served with clotted cream and jam. To finish the tea, The Grove will serve a rosemary and lemon all butter sable biscuits topped with beautiful edible garden blossoms that have been saved throughout the summer.

The Kew Gardens Afternoon Tea is priced at £53 per person, with 10% from each tea sold donated to their charitable fund. The fund supports the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s mission to understand and protect plants and fungi, preserving the wellbeing of people and combatting biodiversity loss and climate change. The Kew Gardens Afternoon Tea will be available for both hotel guests and non-residents from 9th September to 18th November. Booking is essential.

To mark the launch, a competition will run from July to September to win an overnight stay at The Grove and a Kew Gardens Afternoon Tea for two. Please see here for more details.

To book a table to experience the Kew Gardens Afternoon Tea at The Grove, please visit here:

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