When Mrs Lorraine Epstein took over Foresters Arms in 1992, it was always her dream to create an organic herb garden. In 2020, that dream became a reality, and the Forries herb garden was born.
The herb garden at Forester’s Arms has been Mrs Epstein’s labour of love. She has worked tirelessly to create a sustainable and self-sufficient space, using only natural methods and materials. The garden is now home to a wide variety of herbs, plants and flowers, all of which are used in the Forries kitchen.
Our organic herb garden is a beautiful example of sustainability in action. Mrs Epstein, along with her fantastic gardeners, has created a space that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also productive and eco-friendly.
We are proud to be able to offer our customers dishes made with fresh, organic herbs that have been grown with love and care.
Are you curious to learn more about the herb garden at Forries? Here is a quick Q&A about our sustainable herb garden:
What does Forries grow in the organic herb garden?
At Forester’s Arms, we take pride in growing organic herbs and vegetables. We believe that organic produce is not only healthier for you but also tastes better.
The Forries herb garden uses no artificial fertilisers or pesticides, instead relying on natural methods to keep our crops healthy. As a result, our produce is not only healthy for people, but it is also good for the environment.
We grow the following in our organic herb garden:
- Spring onions
- Butter Lettuce
- Iceberg lettuce
- Fancy lettuce\Basil
- Lemon thyme
Our herbs and vegetables are used in a variety of dishes, including:
- All Forries’ salads
- Vegetable side dishes
- Garnish for hamburgers
- Fresh toppings for our pizzas
We also make use of companion planting; this gardening method reduces the need for artificial pesticides and fertilisers, which can be harmful to the environment.
Companion planting is a gardening technique that involves growing different types of plants near each other. The practice dates back thousands of years, and it is still used by gardeners today.
There are many benefits to companion planting. For example, certain plants can help to repel pests, while others can improve the flavour of vegetables. Companion planting can also help to increase the yield of a garden.
By carefully selecting which plants to grow together, our gardeners can make the most efficient use of space and sunlight. In addition, companion planting can promote biodiversity, which is beneficial for both the plants and the surrounding ecosystem.
Forries is committed to being environmentally friendly and promoting sustainability. We use trimmings generated during kitchen prep to create rich compost for the Forries Herb Garden.
By growing our own organic produce, Forries is reducing the use of packaging and single-use plastics. This allows us to provide delicious, healthy food while doing our part to reduce waste and protect the environment.
The Forries Herb Garden is a beautiful and tranquil oasis that provides our restaurant with the freshest and most flavourful herbs possible.
Our team is passionate about using only the finest ingredients, and we are proud to be able to offer our guests organic and sustainably grown herbs and vegetables.
Sustainability is important to the Forries team for many reasons. From reducing our carbon footprint to supporting local farmers, sustainability is at the forefront of our minds when making decisions for the restaurant.
Our organic herb garden is just one of the ways we promote sustainability at Forester’s Arms. All of the herbs grown in our garden are used in our dishes, meaning there is very little waste.
We also source as many of our ingredients as possible from local suppliers, which further reduces our carbon footprint.
The Forries herb garden is a key part of our commitment to sustainability, and we are proud to be able to offer our guests fresh, seasonal herbs that are grown right in our own backyard.
Our garden is a labour of love, and we’re excited to share it with you, so next time you visit Forester’s Arms, please feel free to take a stroll around our garden and see what’s growing!
Thanks for reading about Forries’ Organic Herb Garden. We hope you’ll visit us soon to enjoy a meal with our organic herbs and veggies. Follow this link to make a reservation or join the conversation by following us on social media and stay up to date with all the happenings.