Winter vegetable soup

Snowdrops are the perfect antidote to the winter blues and spending the afternoon at one of our Snowdrop Festival gardens is the ideal opportunity to get outside and enjoy some spectacular scenes at an otherwise gloomy time of year. Unique to our winter garden openings, many offer home-made soup – perfect for keeping you warm during your garden visit.

In celebration of this tradition, The Laburnums in Suffolk have shared their recipe for the vegetable soup they will serve at their Snowdrop Festival opening this February.


  1. Roughly chop the vegetables into cubes
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water, and add the cubed vegetables
  3. Bring to the boil, and cook until tender
  4. Drain the vegetables
  5. When nearly cool, blitz the vegetables until smooth
  6. Adjust the thickness with 1-2 pints of vegetable stock, and season with salt and pepper if needed
  7. Serve in a mug with a chunk of crusty bread, and garnish with fresh herbs of your choice.


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  • 300g large carrots
  • 300g swede
  • 300g parsnips
  • 200g potato
  • 1-2 pints of of vegetable stock


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