River Cottage

RocketGro are very proud to be the exclusive
providers of compost to River Cottage HQ.


River Cottage grow as much of the produce for their restaurant, cookery school and events catering as they possibly can. They believe in Organic and Peat-Free and they use RocketGro compost and growing media products to propagate and grow these vegetables, fruits, salads and herbs.


Since Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage television shows first aired in 1999, the names of Hugh and River Cottage have stood for the firm belief that great food can not only bring us all happier and healthier lives, but also nurture and inspire positive change in the world.
Today, River Cottage HQ is set over 100 acres in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Devon and Dorset border. The organic smallholding is the base for their Cookery School, unique dining experiences, B&B accommodation, and memorable events.  They grow much of what they use at the farm in the iconic Kitchen Garden, poly tunnels and Market Garden. As well as the abundant gardens, the organic farm also hosts beehives, ponds, woodland and wild areas, supporting the local wildlife and biodiversity of the land.

River Cottage Head Gardener

Jonny Callis

‘We use RocketGro at River Cottage because great germination rates, long lasting fertility powered by microbes and local, sustainable production make it a perfect match for our organic growing philosophy. 
The RocketGro Seed and Cutting Compost mix balances water retention and drainage perfectly, and holds more nutrition than any peat or coir based product I’ve used before, giving us the best results for young plants straight from the bag without the need for amending with perlite, grit or feeds.’ 

Managing Director RocketGro

Toby Thomas

‘We are thrilled to be partnering with River Cottage and supplying them with our range of composts and growing media products. River Cottage share our values and believe in sustainable gardening and growing, and doing our best to protect the environment at all times whilst also achieving great growing results.

Both River Cottage and RocketGro are taking a lead in helping consumers make the right choice’s to support Organic Peat-Free growing that reduces their carbon footprint, protects peatlands, and delivers soil health. We look forward to a fruitful ongoing partnership with River Cottage and further inspiring gardeners across the country.’

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