In September, Thompson & Morgan received an invitation to Clarence House to celebrate 21 years of Duchy Originals, as a thank you for being involved in the organic business venture started by HRH The Prince of Wales.

A keen gardener himself, the Duke of Cornwall spent some time talking to the guests from Thompson & Morgan about various vegetables he likes to grow and eat, including Sarpo potatoes, stringless runner beans and purple carrots. Paul Hansord, horticultural director, said “He’s very knowledgeable and knows his stuff – and he knows what he likes, so I recommended some varieties for him try! Purple carrots are his favourite, he said they have the best flavour.”

Thompson & Morgan started selling Duchy Originals organic seeds in 2008 with a range of 51 varieties. The current range includes cucumbers, runner beans, tomatoes, leeks, carrots, onions and many more.

Celebrating 21 years of Duchy Originals

T&M guests l-r: Christine Wilcock, Neil Sharpe, Paul Hansord, John May

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