Ramson Day

Written by Lynn Leyland-Mather. Posted in Features

Ramson Day

On Ramsons Day we celebrated Ramsbottom’s beautiful and delicious namesake, wild garlic. Ramsons appeared a couple of weeks early this year and after a very hot April we were a bit concerned we wouldn’t have enough healthy plants. However we gave away 180 plants to visitors who were interested to learn where to find it, how to grow it (damp shade) and how to cook it.

We also gave out recipe leaflets and people were able to sample wild garlic pesto and muffins decorated with the edible flowers.

Joy also painted colourful Ramsons designs on visitor’s arms and even faces (see below).

Setting up the stall

I think we're really lucky to have such a lovely and useful plant growing freely in Ramsbottom.

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