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 26 articles by Vicki:

The Hedge of Reason

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Hampton Court Palace Kitchen Garden Keeper Vicki Cooke explains the benefits of hedges and what to grow to create an edible hedge

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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.

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Edible flowers

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Vicki Cooke explores a few historical plants that have been enjoyed in the garden and as edible flowers, including courgettes, marigolds and nasturtiums.

Grow figs in the UK

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Hampton Court Kitchen Garden Keeper Vicki Cooke unravels some of the mysteries and historical facts about growing figs in Britain

Grow currants in your garden

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Advice and top tips on growing blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants and gooseberries from Vicki Cooke at Hampton Court Palace Kitchen Garden.