26 April 2017
Spring is a wonderful time on Foxbury Farm. It is a season of renewal and reawakening. Flowers blossom, the skylarks return to nest in the fields and the bees arrive in the wild meadows. It is also a reminder of the cyclical nature of time and how many farming traditions remain unchanged when know-how and expertise are handed down from one generation to the next. Innovation is always embraced. Chamomile is just one example of the many horticultural trials on the estate, ensuring the finest ingredients are produced for the Mitchell and Peach collections.
19 April 2017
This week is your last chance to visit the Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion exhibition at Two Temple Place, which examines why radical artists and writers were drawn to Sussex in the first half of the 20th century. The magnificent neo-Gothic mansion is host to work by Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and the watercolourist Edward Burra.
Kent and Sussex’s rich cultural heritage continues to inspire and invigorate as art galleries breathe new life into its villages and towns. Margate’s Turner Contemporary, the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill are just a few examples of some of the world-class galleries to be found within 50 miles of Foxbury Farm.
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12 April 2017
April is a busy time for the bees on the Mitchell and Peach estate. The colony grows and the worker bees leave the hive to forage for the queen.
30 March 2017
Get inspired with Mitchell and Peach’s guide to the Scottish capital.
Few cities have more to offer than majestic Edinburgh. With its unmistakable skyline, unique history and warm hospitality there is so much to see and do. Mitchell and Peach shares some of the city’s highlights…
Stay in Style
Launching in Edinburgh this Spring, onefinestay offers its guests a unique opportunity to reside in some of the finest private homes in Edinburgh. Hand selected by their team, each home is attentively tended, with a friendly face to meet you, beds made with pristine sheets and the luxurious Mitchell and Peach bathroom amenities.
A bracing walk through Holyrood Park and up Arthur’s seat is a must. From a height of over 250 meters above sea level it affords a wonderful view of the city and beyond.
The Brew Lab
If you are serious about your coffee then the Brew Lab is an essential pit-stop. An artisan coffee bar with an ever-changing single origin menu, the large space has a bright contemporary interior and a Training Lab in the basement which offers courses for home baristas and professionals alike.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Catch the last month of Bridget Riley’s dazzling Paintings exhibition which spans the last five decades of her career.
The Bramble Bar
A hidden gem on Queen Street, the sophisticated Bramble Bar is considered to be one of the best cocktail bars in Edinburgh. An ever-changing and adventurous cocktail menu and a relaxed speak-easy feel makes it the perfect place to start your night.
28 March 2017
Introducing the English Leaf Hand Lotion and Hand Wash – two luxurious additions to the Mitchell and Peach skincare and fragrance collection. English Leaf is an aromatic ‘green floral’ scent inspired by the English countryside, its fragrance hand blended with ten extracts including soft citrus oils, spicy tomato leaves, coriander, basil, mint and lavender essential oils from the estate.
The softening English Leaf Hand Wash contains Vitamin E, wheat proteins and pure essential oils – an indulgent formula which cleanses and nourishes the skin.
English Leaf Luxury Hand Lotion has a nourishing formula which contains organic cocoa,Vitamin B5 and honey from hives on the Mitchell estate.
28 March 2017
Join Mitchell and Peach at glorious Coworth Park for a scent ‘tasting’…
Coworth Park and Mitchell and Peach are excited to invite you to A Scent of Place: A Sensory Exploration of an English Fine Fragrance to be held at Coworth Park on the 5th July 2017.
This exclusive event will see Jod Mitchell, founder of Mitchell and Peach, lead guests through the creation of ‘English Leaf’, revealing how its ‘notes’ have been artfully combined to create a cologne of unusual poise and subtlety. The day will include a tour of Coworth Park’s garden (where many of the plants used in the fragrance can be encountered), followed by a scent ‘tasting’ and a specially created tea for which Coworth Park’s patisserie chefs draw culinary inspiration from ‘English Leaf’ to mouth-watering effect.
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28 March 2017
The Women’s Land Army
Foxbury has been farmed by five generations of the Mitchell family and much has changed during that time, but never more so than during the Second World War. A shortage of labour led to the Women’s Land Army being called upon to work at the farm, picking crops by day and watching for incendiary bombs by night. Kent’s proximity to the coast made it a dangerous place to be.
When workers from the WLA were picking peas at Foxbury a German plane was shot down and landed only a few hundred yards away. However despite these hardships many women found the opportunity to work both liberating and rewarding. Foxbury Farm was one of many locations were women forged a new independence. This helped shine a light on gender inequality and influenced a new wave of female empowerment in generations to come.
This extraordinary photograph of the WLA was taken around 1944 to mark a visit to Foxbury Farm by Lord Woolton, the Minister of Food.
27 March 2017
When Hole & Corner met Mitchell and Peach…
Writer Stephanie Donaldson and photographer Toby Glanville from the inspiring Hole & Corner magazine joined Jod Mitchell at Foxbury Farm to learn about the farm’s history and the artisanship and inspiration behind the English Leaf and Flora No.1 collections. Their beautiful images and words have truly captured the essence of Mitchell and Peach.
To read the full feature click here.
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13 March 2017
English Leaf is an aromatic ‘green floral’ scent inspired by the English countryside, its fragrance hand blended with ten extracts including soft citrus oils, spicy tomato leaves, coriander, basil, mint and lavender essential oils from the estate.
6 March 2017
Flowers, fruit trees, lavender and nuts have been grown on Foxbury Farm since 1894 and each year the completion of pruning heralds the arrival of spring. Trees and plants are cut back to encourage healthy growth and stimulate the formation of flowers and buds. Today the essential oils derived from lavender, cold-pressed cobnut oil and honey from beehives on the estate are used in the Mitchell and Peach blends.