October 27, 2015

A Day with Sarah Raven and Adam Nicolson

Autumn is a wonderful time for entertaining.

Yesterday, I hosted a lovely lunch at my farm for a small group of visitors. Sarah Raven is an English gardener, writer, teacher and television personality. Her latest books include "Sarah Raven's Cutting Garden Journal: A Year of Beautiful Cut Flowers" and "Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden". Her husband is Vita's grandson, Adam Nicolson. He is also a British author, and has passionately written about history, including his latest work, "Why Homer Matters" about the famous Greek poet. Sarah and Adam were vacationing in the United States from England, and stopped by for a brief visit to my home in Bedford, New York. Also joining me for the day were my garden and features editor, Melissa Ozawa, and photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo.

After a tour of my gardens, we sat down for lunch made by my friend, Chef Pierre Schaedelin of PS Tailored Events. Here are some photos.