Foraging at Ashburnham Place

The following videos are from Miles Irving a forager and friend to Ashburnham Place

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Explore the Daisy, a resilient and cheerful flower, widely recognised and adored across various global landscapes.


A fragrant marvel of meadows, known for its sweet aroma and vibrant presence in lush landscapes.

Beefsteak Fungus

Discover Beefsteak Fungus, a unique, meat-like mushroom, intriguing for its appearance, ecology, and culinary uses.


An ancient fern with distinctive, segmented stalks thriving in wet environments and known for its structural elegance.

Chicken of the Wood

Discover Chicken of the Woods, a vibrant, edible fungus known for its meaty texture and woodsy, chicken-like flavour profile.

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy, is a charming perennial known for its distinctive white petals and vibrant yellow center, adorning fields worldwide.

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A distinctive wetland plant, known for its brown, cigar-shaped flower heads and tall, slender leaves.

Ribwort Plantain

Ribwort Plantain, a resilient herbaceous plant thriving in diverse environments, known for its distinctive narrow leaves and elongated seed heads.

Self Heal

Self Heal is a widespread herb known for its vibrant purple flowers and resilience in various environments.

Sweetflag and Reedmace

Sweetflag and Reedmace are vibrant wetland plants known for their distinctive appearances and ecological importance in aquatic environments.


Discover a versatile, common plant known for its distinctive white flowers and feathery leaves, perfect for culinary uses.

Chicken of the Wood 2

Explore Chicken of the Woods, a striking, edible mushroom celebrated for its robust texture and forest-inspired, chicken-esque taste.

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Get away and stay in one of our guest rooms. Find time to walk, reflect or join the community during our meeting times.

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Dining Rooms

Our dining experience is set across four unique spaces, from the nostalgic Oak panelled dining room to the modern comforts of our Courtyard room.

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Meeting rooms

Stay at Blue doors our self-catering cottage, ‘Blue Doors’, which is set alone in the beautiful woodland that surrounds Ashburnham Place.

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