Community Dialogues at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Artist and Tea party hostess Sadia Ur-Rehman has been busy developing the project ‘Edible Plants: Community Dialogues’ for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Sadia will be working with four local community organisations in a series of workshops in the format of a ‘pop up tea salon’ to explore edible plants in both the Temperate House and Palm House.

The project aims to engage and bring together groups of different, diverse cultural backgrounds to creatively explore and exchange dialogues on edible plants. The origins of a series of edible plants will be explored, how they are used in cooking and in particular specific stories shared and captured.

On Thursday 21st February, Sadia hosted her first tea party with Age UK Hounslow at Kew exploring the edible plants; tea, cocoa, chilli pepper and turmeric. The group had some lively discussions and shared some interesting stories!

Here are a selection of photos from the day:

(c) Photo credits: Mikey Knott

2 thoughts on “Community Dialogues at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

  1. I am a head of community department in Ramat Hanadiv, Rothschild Memorial Gardens and Nature Park in Israel, and about to visit London on the weekend of October 18th.
    Is there any chance to join one of your Tea Parties (or any other comunity activity you are having there)?

    Thanks and regards,

    • Dear Tamar,

      Thanks for your interest in Sadia’s Tea Party, at the moment we do not have a tea party scheduled for that weekend, if we programme one in, we’ll certainly keep you posted.

      All bests,


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