2021 Virtual Week

Watercress Week

Monday 17th May 2021 - Sunday 23rd May 2021


Over the Watercress Week, we were lucky enough to have presentations from chefs, musicians, doctors and local charities.  Please take a look at the available videos via the highlighted links. 

The Chairman's welcome - click here

Meet the committee - do join us as we introduce ourselves and the week ahead, so click here for a giggle and click here as our lovely Gill gets all poetic about water.

Join the Vitacress team on the watercress journey  - starting with planting. Click here to view the video.   


Davina Tibbetts will demonstrate her famous watercress salad, along with several other fantastic recipes. All of which can be found on this website.  Please click here to enjoy the demonstration.    


Some of the committee members talk about the festival – the ups and downs including an interview with Jon from the Alresford Ukulele Jam. Click here and then click here to start the festival feeling with a watercress bed set from AUJ with Sweet Home Alabahama. 


Dr Kyle with the Watercress Research story.  The video of this presentation will be available to view at a later stage. 


Watercress Way - Click here to watch the video version of the live presentation from Kim Adams.  

Committee favourite bits part 2! Click here

Andy McKenzie & Phil Yeomans from Lainston House will demonstrate the use of their wood-burning stove with a stunning watercress chimichurri recipe, along with watercress breadsticks.  Please click here to watch them in action.     


Alresford Ukulele Jam performs Riptide - another fantastic song for you. Click here to join in.

Dr Kyle talks about Protein in Watercress.  The video of this presentation will be available to view at a later stage


Stage two of the Vitacress watercress journey - join the team as they explain how to grow watercress. Click here to view the video.   


Alresford Ukulele Jam performance to entertain you with their version of Shake it off. Click here. 

Meet Sue Ambrose,  who will give you a look at their local farm, please click here for the farm video.  Click here to join Sue as she talks sausages. 


Davina’s cookery demonstrations involving watercress pesto, fresh linguine, and Sues wonderful sausages.  A healthy and speedy supper.  Please click here to enjoy the demonstration.  


Delivering Lonely Boy it's our very own AUJ - click here

Dr Kyle & local Nutritional Therapist Kaye Osborne host a live session discussing the health benefits of watercress.  The video of this presentation will be available to view at a later stage.


A wonderful hello from the local Girl Guide troop - our newest member of the Alresford Watercress Festival team is Chloe.  Chloe also volunteers with Girl Guides and 2019 was their first festival with us.  Join them here as they say hello to you all. 

The Vitacress team demonstrates and explains the harvesting of this unique crop. Click here to view the video.   

Becca Hoddinott of The Natural Cook Company delivered a fabulous cookery dem.  The recording from this session will be online at a later stage. 

Naomi, of Naomi's Preserves, demonstrates one of the many uses of her award-winning Watercress Pesto - join her here as she talks through her recipe.


Simon Evans of The Naked Grape, gives an insight into watercress-based drinks.    here and follow this up with All the Small Things from AUJ. Click here to get the party started

Gut Café with Lucy Williamson.  Lucy hosts a Gut Health event with practical ideas and your questions answered; showcasing Watercress! Bring a coffee and enjoy! This presentation was not recorded but Lucy offers many talks which can be found via her website. 

Davina returns for the last time with the quickest of Watercress Chutney recipes – tried and tested this is one of Davina’s favourites so click here to view the demonstration.    


In the Mix - Nick creates a Watercress Festival signature cocktail with local watercress gin. Grab your shaker and learn from a professional -  to watch this demonstration click here

Vitacress Environmental video; Watercress grown on chalk streams. Click here to view the video. 

AUJ will recreate that Sunday afternoon in the sun feeling ... or rain!  - Click here


Clash of the Titans Watercress Eating Competition via this link

Whilst you are here do please take a look at our festival charity, Abbys Heroes, video and if possible make a small donation to them -  click here.