Get Involved

Picking the Elderflowers

Only Nature knows when the elderflower will be ready for picking but it’s usually in the last week of May and into late June.  Keep checking in for the exact dates – we’ll post them just as soon as we’re sure.

2021 Drop off Points

The 2021 drop off points for elderflower are as follows. Please note the differing opening times, they are not yet open.

Belvoir Farm, Barkestone Lane, Bottesford, NG13 0DH

NOT YET OPEN, Open Mon – Sat inclusive. 2 – 6pm. Closed on Sundays.

Please bring your elderflower on the same day of picking or it becomes brown and unusable. No stalks please

Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ (off the A1/A47 junction at Wansford)

NOT YET OPEN, Open Mon – Sat inclusive. 2.30 – 5pm. Closed on Sundays.

Work together and stay safe

We weigh your elderflower at the drop off point and reward with £2.70 cash per kilo. 

 Social distancing protocol will be practised at all sites with clear signage to indicate the two-metre rule and a one-way system for drop-off and payment.  Helpers will be present throughout to guide and advise you.

How to get involved

We recommend some good walking shoes and long trousers to protect yourself from nettles.  Then just grab a good-sized, reusable bag and head for the hedgerows.

Respect the land

Of course, we only encourage you to pick from private land, where permission has been obtained both for them to be there and to pick the elderflowers.

Please follow the countryside code when picking which can be found here.

We give back to nature

Please trust that with our Countryside Stewardship membership and modern farming practices, we always work hard to put back at least as much as we take when harvesting from the hedgerows.

So, take the opportunity to get outdoors, to exercise and to pocket some cash, all at the same time.

We look forward to seeing you soon!