From our base here at Cherwood Nursery, in the Bedfordshire hamlet of Chawston, we are Edible Ornamentals. We’re commercial growers of chillies, herbs and vegetables. Our product range includes chilli plants, fresh, dried and pickled chillies, along with our own gourmet range of fiery sauces and salsas.
Our nursery and restaurant is also a destination for thousands of people participating in our scheduled cookery classes and chilli experiences. You can find and buy our products right here on our website or at farm shops, delicatessens, farmers markets, food and wine shows, and specialist chilli companies throughout the United Kingdom.
We developed a passion for Mexican and Tex-Mex food while living in San Antonio, Texas in the early ’90s. In 2001 after moving back to the UK, we began selling chilli plants at local car boot sales, and soon after set up our first production kitchen making a variety of spicy chilli sauces.
We purchased The Cherwood Ranch in 2007. Since our arrival we’ve erected eight polytunnels, built a log cabin for hosting events, a new commercial kitchen for making chilli sauces, and a café restaurant and shop. Today, all cooking and growing activities are now consolidated here at Cherwood Ranch and we’re open to the public who can come and pick more than 100 varieties of chillies in the Pick Your Own polytunnel, or sit down for a bite to eat in the restaurant.
We’re passionate about chilli peppers, gardening, and great food and we enjoy hearing your gardening and cooking ideas and experiences.