Tatton Park‘s volunteers uncover an unusual large, striped vegetable in their historic walled kitchen garden


This year marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller. Cheshire’s Tatton Park* is part of the official Roald Dahl 100 celebrations with Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park – a year-long programme of fun activities for all the family including themed trails, film screenings, exhibitions and more .

Following Tatton Park’s silver gilt winning Big Friendly Garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. – inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved book The BFG – two volunteers have now spotted what is believed to be a Snozzcumber in Tatton Park’s gardens!

Resembling a giant cucumber with black and white stripes and covered in warts, Snozzcumbers are the staple diet of the famous Big Friendly Giant.

Head Gardener Simon Tetlow said: “We’re very excited to have discovered what appears to be a Snozzcumber in the kitchen gardens whilst picking fresh produce for our Gardener’s Cottage lunch menu. We made a prompt decision not to offer this to our chef having found that it tastes of cockroaches and slime wanglers!

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*This has been written in collaboration with Tatton Park


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