We love sustainably produced, local and seasonal food because it's better for the special places we look after, better for the environment and tastes better too

A Christmas dinner with a plate of turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes laid on a table with crackers, cutlery and Christmas decorations
 A little girl decorating the Christmas cake in the kitchen as part of the Christmas activities

Christmas food events full of festive flavour 

Get ready for the festive season with our Christmas food events. Step into the warmth of the kitchen for a ‘Stir-up Sunday’ and make a wish as you stir the pudding or join us for some Christmas cookery and learn how to make seasonal treats.

Family drinking tea at Osterley Park

Meet our new tea supplier 

Did you know we serve up over 6.8 million cups of tea a year? Find out about our exclusive new tea from Clipper.

Festive recipes

Waddesdon Manor Christmas fair at night

Christmas markets and winter fairs 

Our Christmas markets and fairs are the perfect antidote to the high street this festive season. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Christmas in special surroundings and pick up some gifts for your loved ones.

A different type of Christmas cake

Visitors sitting outside the cafe at Standen House, West Sussex

Food for Life Catering Mark 

This year we received the Soil Association’s Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark. The award recognises our commitment to providing seasonal, ethically-produced and sustainable food. Discover more about our work here.

Pears growing on the tree at Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire in September

What's in season: December 

It may surprise you that there is still a variety of seasonal food available in December. The festive pear tree also comes into season in December, providing plentiful ingredients for a variety of desserts and chutneys.

Growing gardens

Trees reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire, in May.

A positive future for green farming 

Find out about how we're developing a new model for supporting green land management.

Gifts for gourmets

Looking for that perfect gift for a foodie or food lover in your life? Browse our tasty range in the online shop.