About Us

About Sarah

Sarah is an inspirational and passionate teacher, running cooking, flower arranging, growing and gardening courses at Perch Hill, her farm in East Sussex, and around the country, since 1999. SarahRaven.com was established in 2008, based on the plants trialled and grown at Perch Hill.

Sarah has presented on BBC Gardeners’ World, and written for The Daily Telegraph, Country Living, Gardens Illustrated, Gardeners’ World Magazine, The English Garden magazine and Sainsbury's Magazine. Her gardening and cookery books have won her a number of awards including Best Specialist Gardening book for The Cutting Garden and Cookery Book of the Year for Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook.

Her most recently published book, Vita's Sissinghurst - Creation of a Garden, brings Vita's garden writing up to date. Sarah also had a well-received TV series (BBC2) in Spring 2012 called Bees, Butterflies and Blooms on the crisis of insects and Sarah's attempts to flower up the nation to hugely increase insect habitat and food supply. In January 2014 Sarah also presented an episode in the Great British Garden Revival series.

Sarah is married to the writer Adam Nicolson and has two daughters and three stepsons. Sarah is currently working on a cookery book, combining her medical training with her love of growing and cooking food and exploring healthy eating; working title Healthy Delicious.

Sarah in her garden at Perch Hill

About our website

Everything we sell is tried, tested and loved by Sarah, so you know you'll only ever get the best quality items for your kitchen and garden. All our seeds, bulbs and plants have to not only look or taste fantastic but they must also be productive. Sarah trials her veg and flowers at her Perch Hill Farm and only those items that have stood the test of time will make it into our range, so you'll be able to enjoy them for years to come.