A recipe for your raspberry harvest

Cheap and easy to grow, raspberries are a staple summer fruit. If you’ve already got lots to harvest, why not try the delicious Barbecued peach melba recipe as seen on the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer this year as a sweet treat your next summer barbecue. 

Did you see Carol Klein and Ainsley Harriott at the Show exploring the Show Gardens for grow your own and outdoor living ideas and inspiration, or on the stage sharing advice? 

Find out more about Ainsley’s raspberry recipe below.

For tips on how to grow your own raspberries, click here to read our previous blog with advice from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine.

Remember, if you grow a variety of both summer-fruiting and autumn-fruiting raspberries, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruit from late June through to October.

Plus, save the date for plenty more summer recipe and growing inspiration at BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC Good Food Show Summer from 13-16 June 2024.


Barbecued peach melba

As seen on the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2023. Recipe credit: Ainsley’s Good Mood Food, published by Ebury Press.


Serves 4

  • 300g fresh raspberries, plus extra to serve
  • 1-2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Splash of raspberry gin, chambord or framboise liqueur (optional)
  • 4 ripe peaches, halved and stoned
  • small knob of butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • runny honey
  • 4-8 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 3 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted
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  1. Put the rasberries in a food processor or blender and blitz until well pureed. Strain through a sieve into a bowl, pressing down on the solids to release the juice. Sift 1 tbsp icing sugar into the puree and whisk until fully combined. Stir through a squeeze of lemon juice to taste and adjust for sweetness if needed. Add a splash of raspberry gin, chambord or framboise liqueur if you like. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Prepare four squares of foil and place two halves of peach on each one, cut-side up. Dot a little butter over each peach half, then top each one with 1/4 tbsp brown sugar, lemon zest, a drizzle of honey and a pinch of black pepper. Gather up the sides of the foil to create a parcel and scrunch to seal the packets.
  3. Put the peach parcels on the barbeque grill away from direct heat, or put in the dying embers. Cook for 10-15 mins, depending on the heat of your barbeque.
  4. Arrange the peaches in four serving bowls, pouring any over any cooking juices. Top with ice cream, drizzle with raspberry sauce and scatter the toasted almonds and extra fresh raspberries.

It’s not always a day for a barbecue! If you fancy this sweet treat, why not try baking your peach parcels in the oven at 200/180C fan/gas 6 for 12-15 minutes.

New year, new garden, new trends!

We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends.

To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, join us in 2023.

Colour of the Year 2023

Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta. 

Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’

Discover a world of colour and scent in the stunning Floral Marquee,  bursting with award-winning nurseries and display.

Sustainable gardening

Whilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener!

Discover ways you can make gardening more sustainable, like upcycling common items to make stylish features. What was a pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe, and tin cans, could become a planter, grow bags, water features, and wildlife habitats.

Be inspired by the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editorial team as they’re joined by experts to give tips and advice.

Grow your own food

Looking to go from soil to supper this year? Get brilliant advice from the National Allotment Society at the event.

Peat-free gardening

Learn about the latest peat-free compost from exhibitors who can offer face-to-face advice.

Indoor gardening

Foliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors and be inspired by the Houseplant Hub.

Mindful gardening

Beautiful Borders returns with this year’s theme ‘My Garden Escape’ to give you space savvy ideas.

Gardening on a budget

Discover different ways you can let your garden bloom under a tighter budget, with advice from expert gardeners.

Fermented foods

Visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show (with free entry with your ticket!) and discover the latest foodie trends.

Feeling inspired? Find out what else is happening at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this June!