Kitchen Garden

Winter hits the kitchen garden

As the colder months approach at full speed, the kitchen gardeners turn to indoor jobs, including researching and planning for the year ahead. Michelle, the Kitchen Garden Specialist, has welcomed the helping hand of Cate, the new apprentice. Cate is eager to learn the ropes from Michelle, learning about the Dunkeld micro-climate and the garden […]

Non-Alcoholic Match in Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel

The marriage between food and drink is one of life’s many pleasures. Although the Royal Mail Hotel is a wine-lovers dream, we understand that it’s not for everyone, every time. Enjoy the Non-Alcoholic match in Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, called the Garden match. Our two-hatted, fine dining restaurant, Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, is […]

Summer Abundance in the Kitchen Garden

Hot weather means warm soils, primed for growing fresh fruit and vegetables. The seasons abundance is flowing into the kitchen, making it no better time to visit the Royal Mail Hotel. As the calendar flips over to February, a bounty of summer produce is ready and being harvested daily by the chefs. Seasonal favourites like […]

Spring – a welcome change to the kitchen garden

After a long winter period, the Royal Mail Hotel kitchen garden is gearing up for a productive season. Spring is here bringing warmer soils and longer days, helping to launch the garden into full swing. Firstly, seeds and plants must be sowed. The kitchen garden team are working hard at planting all of the season’s […]

A Slow Transition to Winter at the Royal Mail Hotel Kitchen Garden

An extra long summer and a very slow start to autumn, has seen the Kitchen Garden adapt to an unusual micro-climate in Dunkeld. Fortunately, the Royal Mail Hotel has a team of highly skilled gardeners – and some very helpful irrigation – who know what’s best for the crops during this time. Naturally, the hotter […]

Autumn News from the Royal Mail Hotel Kitchen Garden

The nights are getting longer and days shorter – autumn has arrived. The Kitchen Garden is prepped and ready for the cooler temperatures. From leafy greens and root vegetables, to alliums and brassicas, the list of produce is sure to have your taste buds dancing. We checked in with Michelle, the Kitchen Garden Specialist and […]