After a challenging winter the sun has finally put his hat on and come out to share in the good times of Summer, and with him he brings an abundance of Elderflower.
So get ready as we are calling you to kindly roll up your sleeves and take to the English hedgerows to help us pick another bumper crop of Elderflowers, so that Belvoir may continue to make you your lovely Elderflower Cordial and Elderflower Pressé.
Some simple but important things to know…
We pay £2.50 per kilo, for your lovely Elderflower. We like elderflower heads, so no stalks please, and they need to be fresh so please deliver the flowers on the same day you picked them because they go brown very quickly and become unusable.
All you need is a bin bag to put the flowers in and some good walking boots. We advise you to wear long trousers so you don’t get stung by nasty nettles.
Where & when to take the flowers…
The collection station will be open5 days a week, Weds-Sun, 3pm to 5pm, from 6th June until the flowers have all gone…
THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE:
When picking, do not pick from public places, e.g. church yards, and only pick from land with permission; please respect the countryside code:
Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
Leave gates and property as you find them
Keep to the public footpaths in fields where crops are growing
Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
Consider other people
Seek permission from landowners where applicable
For more information please contact Belvoir directly on: 01476 870286