Visit the biggest salad you've ever seen

The South Terrace at Ham House

Late May - August 2017 

Visit our Kitchen Garden this summer and experience a vegetable patch like no other. We are celebrating 300 years of the English salad with a large plot dedicated to over 35 ingredients that would have made up the 17th century ‘showstopper’, the Grand Salad.

"Foodies and gardening enthusiasts alike will revel in the sights and tastes of this mammoth salad plot."

Inspired by the writings of diarist John Evelyn, who visited Ham’s garden in the 1680s, the garden team have developed a new, accessible kitchen garden plot: a living salad bowl of colour, texture and taste.

There will be demonstrations on how to make a seventeenth century Grand Salad in Ham House’s basement kitchen on selected days, whilst visitors can sample today’s version ‘the Ham salad’ in the Orangery café. Garden history tours run daily and Kitchen Garden tours are availble on Wednesdays at 2pm. If you would like to know a little more about this special garden plot there will be a downloadable leaflet available. 

For children 

There will be childrens craft activites available in the Education Room Below Stairs at weekends, where little ones can create their own Grand Salad out of craft materials.