Vicki Cooke

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Vicki Cooke

After scrambling through some of the various branches of horticulture, Vicki realised that food production was where her heart is (or should that be stomach!). She spent six years growing traditional UK vegetable varieties for seed at Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library. In 2014 she began a new chapter at Hampton Court Palace, recreating a section of the original walled kitchen garden - so she can now grow historic favourites in an historic setting.
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There are 35 articles by Vicki:

Cabbages and kings

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Take a closer look at the underrated cabbage, says Hampton Court Kitchen Garden Keeper Vicki Cooke

Quince fruit

What can you do with quinces?

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Royal Kitchen Garden Keeper at Hampton Court Palace Vicki Cooke explores the history and uses of the fascinating quince

apple

Growing apples

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If there’s one fruit that’s suited to our inclement weather, it’s the apple, says Royal Kitchen Garden Keeper at Hampton Court Palace, Vicki Cooke.

Sour power with sorrel

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Add a whole new dimension to your menus with sorrel. Keeper of the Royal Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court, Vicki Cooke explains