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Hampshire’s Watercress


  • Alresford Station Station Road, Alresford Hampshire (map)

Mid Hants Railway Goods Shed, Alresford Station, Station Road, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG

Join us for a fascinating talk in the Alresford railway goods shed and discover how watercress production started in the historic market town of Alresford. Starting with its geographical qualities that make so much spring water available, to the unique growing methods and finally the nutritional and medical properties that have captivated the attention of consumers for over 2000 years.

The event is based at the Watercress Line, a railway with a long history with watercress production. Make a day at the railway by exploring the other things the railway has to offer as part of Heritage Open Days.

Free samples will be available from at Ropley railway station over the weekend! Return to our website for further details nearer the time.

Opening Times

Saturday 21 September: Talks at 1000, 12noon and 1400
Sunday 22 September: Talks at 1000, 12noon and 1400

No booking required Seats for the talk will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that should you wish to travel on The Watercress Line over the weekend usual charges apply.

Max 60 people per session. Talk takes one hour. If you cannot make it to Alresford over the weekend, then why not join Dr Becky Peacock in Winchester on Friday 20th September when she will be sharing the history of watercess on the Mid Hants Railway. See separate entry for more details. 

Earlier Event: September 20
The Grange Open House!