Picnics by the Long Water

This delectable picnic contained the very best artisan produce and was served in a luxury wicker hamper

Please see below the 2018 menu for this dining option.

The perfect choice for a summer’s evening with a chance to try food from award-winning producers across the British Isles.


Meat option

Roast Smoked Salmon Pâté
An exquisite light creamy pâté with juicy roasted salmon giving a wonderfully smooth
smoky flavour from Royal Warrant Inverawe Smokehouses

Mini Oatcakes
Produced by Wooleys of Arran, and perfect to accompany your starter

Vegetarian option

Organic Chestnut Mushroom Pâté with Brandy, Lemon & Herb
An exquisite organic paté from Pyman Paté in Devon.
Packed full of flavour and is a delicious start to a picnic

Mini Oatcakes
Produced by Wooleys of Arran, and perfect to accompany your starter


British Ploughmans

Meat option

Traditional Pork Pie
Well-seasoned finest British Pork in a crispy pastry shell

Bramley Apple Topped Pork Pie
A delicious pork pie topped with a layer of sliced Bramley apple on top

Large Scotch Egg
A wonderful handmade scotch egg made with quality ingredients in Lincolnshire

Smoked Duck
Delicately smoked and finely sliced for your enjoyment

Summer Super Salad
Quinoa, red cabbage, broccoli, curly kale, edamame beans and
pumpkin seeds with a zesty tahini dressing

Onion Marmalade

Two Artisan Ciabatta Rolls and Butter

Vegetarian option

Vegetarian Scotch Egg
A delicious Chickpea recipe

Goats Cheese & Figgy Tart
A delicious savoury tart, ideal for a summer picnic

Courgette, Leek & Cheddar Tart
Handmade and full of flavour

Pesto & Pasta Salad
Pasta salad with pea pesto, courgettes, speckled lentils, haricot beans,
Italian mozzarella, sun blushed plum tomatoes and chilli

From the highly acclaimed Olives Et Al, to accompany your picnic

Chilli Roast Fennel and Lemon Salad
Chilli roast fennel salad with speckled lentils, quinoa, red rice, cranberries and toasted almonds.
Accompanied with a fennel leaf and zesty lemon dressing

Onion Marmalade

Two Artisan Ciabatta Rolls and Butter


Cheese Course

Best of British Cheese selection from Award Winning Artisan Producers

Mature Cheddar
Soft Cow’s Milk Cheese
Cornish Yarg

Accompanied by Peter’s Yard Crisp Breads


Pudding & Sweet Treats

Two Summer Fruit Puddings
The perfect pudding for a summer’s day, packed with raspberries, strawberries,
redcurrant, blackcurrants and fresh elderflowers from Cartmel Pudding Company

Chocolate Brownies
Two bite size chocolate brownies awarded Gold at the Great Taste Awards. Handmade and very moreish, these brownies are made by Clams Cakes in Wales

RHS Shortbread Biscuits
Two delicious shortbread biscuits perfect to complete your picnic



A choice of Nyala Sauvignon Blanc or Nyala Cabernet Sauvignon

On the night

All food is presented in a luxury fitted wicker hamper including plates, cutlery, wine and bottle opener together with a section to keep food chilled. Disposable wine glasses and napkins are also included for your convenience.

Hampers are £180 each and serve two people.

Please note that this is the 2018 menu and is subject to change. 

Tickets to the 2019 Preview Evening are now on sale.


RHS Membership

Join the RHS

Members enjoy early booking and discounted tickets to RHS Shows.

Join the RHS

Get involved

We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.