Garden Organic Vice President, Raymond Blanc, presents new BBC2 series 'Kew on a Plate'

Garden Organic's Vice-President Raymond Blanc joins Kate Humble to re-establish a long-lost kitchen garden - using some of the rare varieties from our Heritage Seed Library - for a new BBC Two series called 'Kew on a Plate'.

The BBC was granted special permission for two Michelin Starred chef Raymond Blanc to transform an area of the gardens into a sumptuous fruit and vegetable garden, on the site of what was once Queen Victoria’s royal kitchen garden.

Raymond is joined by co-presenter Kate Humble, and together they use the garden to explore the fascinating history and provenance of the heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables that Raymond plans to grow, across all four seasons. Raymond will then go on to cook delicious recipes using the seasonal produce he creates.

The series was filmed over a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which is not only one of the UK’s best-loved attractions, but also the world’s most important centre of botanical expertise. Kew On A Plate is a feast: a fascinating look at the fruit and vegetables we love with inspirational new ideas from Raymond Blanc about how to cook with them.

Raymond Blanc says:

“What a privilege it is to be working on this project with Kew and the BBC. This is particularly close to my heart and I am sure viewers will share my inspiration and passion for British heritage, the garden and the glorious food that I will cook from it."

The first of four programmes airs tonight, Monday, 16th March on BBC2 at 9pm.

Monday, 16 March 2015