Spring Foraging Walk & Botanical Drawing

Join us in the woods for a wildly inspired creative collaboration with Surrey Art School.

May 20, 2022

Start Time
10:00am
End Time
2:15pm

Pricing

£80

incl. VAT

Location

The Woods

The Salt Box

Red Oak Barn

Priory Farm Estate

South Nutfield

Surrey RH1 4EJ

What's Included

Freshly brewed Wild Tea
1 Hour Foraging Walk
Natural Art Workshop with Surrey Art School
Wildly Inspired Seasonal Picnic Lunch

Our food and art collaborations guarantee a warm welcome, a gentle dose of mindful creativity and a wildly inspired picnic feast, celebrating seasonal and local ingredients.

Take a walk on the wild side, as we introduce you to the hidden delights of nature’s spring larder. When done carefully and sustainably, foraging is a great way of connecting with our natural environment and making the most of the ingredients on our doorstep. You can’t get more local than your nearest hedgerow!


We’ll start the day with a wild tea, before we head on a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is not just seasonally available, but delicious too!


Walking at a gentle pace upon a variety of terrains, we will guide you through tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes. As well as covering how to keep foraging safe and sustainable, the focus will be on how you can use wild food in your cooking, including recipe ideas and tips on including wild ingredients in your home kitchen.

 

A soft and gentle start to the Spring season, after our walk we’ll settle down for a slow and mindful botanical drawing workshop led by Ellie from Surrey Art School, featuring ingredients gathered in our foraging baskets.

 

Working with soft pencil technique and liquid pencil, we’ll learn how to layer beautiful graphite to capture and keep the tones and textures of the Spring season

 

Our passion for wild ingredients inspires all of our menus here at The Salt Box. Following the workshop, we’ll sit down for a wildly inspired seasonal picnic feast.

About Surrey Art School

Ellie is the founder of Surrey Art School – a school of creativity for wellbeing, inspired by nature and the seasons and rooted in mindfulness, nestled on a working farm just outside of Dorking. You can catch Ellie teaching her special blend of mindful creativity online as well as in person in selected venues across Surrey. 

 

You can find out more about Surrey Art School here.

Dietary Requirements

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.

 

At our Art Collaborations, alongside our main menu we can cater for Vegetarians and Gluten Free guests.

 

Due to the nature of our events and in order to uphold high-quality standards we are only able to accommodate limited dietary requests at our dining events and cookery courses. Our dining events are intimate affairs with small groups, centred around a set menu lovingly prepared in our remote woodland kitchen by our small kitchen team, therefore preparing a separate menu to cater for dietary needs is not always possible.

Please Note

Our Woodland Glen is a 5 minute walk from our car-park, with an uphill section.

Book Your Seat

Please note our Cancellation Policy is 30 days, find out more in our Terms and Conditions.

About Us

Sustainably minded cooks dedicated to curating unique Feasts Over Fire and Cookery Workshops

The Salt Box is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients. We celebrate locally sourced and wild ingredients through our wide range of courses and dining events, in the great outdoors surrounded by crackling fires.