Sunday Roast Carvery at Evesham Country Park

So it may sound weird to some people, but it’s common in UK for people to hang out at the garden center – especially on Sunday afternoons.

The one we went to was called Evesham Country Park which contained Evesham Garden Center and the delicious AppleBarn Restaurant.

In basic terms a Garden Center is a place that sells plants and things to go in your garden like statues, pagodas and so on. Generally however they also contain decent restaurants, usually some kind of factory outlet and a few other shops.

And of course because it’s Sunday we had to have the traditional Sunday Roast Dinner! In this case and in most pubs on a Sunday something called ‘Carvery’ is served. Basically there are fresh joints of roast meet (usually pork, lamb and beef) and a mixture of vegetables and side dishes (stuffing, carrots, peas, sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower cheese and so on). And you choose which meat and veg you want, add some gravy and sauce (apple sauce for pork, horseradish sauce for beef and so on) and off you go!

The delicious roast beef with yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese and the full works.

Roast Beef Carvery

And even better, roast pork! Salty and delicious with a big dollop of apple sauce and a lump of crackling.

Roast Pork Carvery

It was absolutely fantastic! Carvery is not cheap though, but not too expensive either at about £9-11 per plate depending which meat you choose, yes that is RM60-70 but in economic terms it’s about RM30 if you are earning in pounds so it’s not too bad.

It was actually a pretty nice day so we had a walk around the garden center, this is basically what it looks like. It’s a very relaxing place just to hang out and mooch around checking out the flowers.

Evesham Garden Center

So here are some of my favourite flower shots of the day.

There are a lot of huge honey bees in UK, they are really rather cute.

Exotic Flower

Colours everywhere.

Pink on Red

Burst of yellow.

Burst of Yellow

Sea of white.

Sea of white

This is probably my favourite shot.

Busy Bee

A young English Rose just coming into flower.

English Rose Bud

Climbing Blue.

Climbing Blue

There’s some scary looking figures too like this.

Scary WTF

And they sell all kinds of other stuff too like garden furniture and even outdoor jacuzzis! of course pots to put the plants in, lots and lots of pots!

Terracotta Pots

It’s pretty hard taking flower shots in UK because it’s bloody windy!

After the Garden Center we headed over to Broadway, a quaint little town – more on that soon.

You can find all the posts on my UK trip:

UK Trip – August 2008




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17 Responses to Sunday Roast Carvery at Evesham Country Park

  1. Nicholas Leong September 26, 2008 at 2:26 pm #

    I’ll hang out in that garden all day long. Macro! Macro! Food! Food! πŸ™‚

  2. Ranga September 26, 2008 at 2:39 pm #

    Dude, you gotta stop with the food shots lah! Damn unfair.

    By the way, how does Sungai Buloh’s nurseries compare to the garden center? Heh.

  3. steph September 26, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    lovely colorful (photogenic) bees. i haven’t seen nicely colored bees like that in any of the gardens here.

  4. whimsicaljottings September 26, 2008 at 4:55 pm #

    The first time I saw honey bees and lavender (which was in Sweden) I squealed like a piglet and started crouching on the ground to get a shot. Only thing was, it was at the edge of a golf course, and there were lots of people everywhere, and they sure did look at me funny. πŸ˜›

  5. ShaolinTiger September 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    Nicholas Leong: Yah, nice environment eh?

    Ranga: Sorry is evil πŸ™‚ Well…I guess you can see the difference haha.

    steph: Yeah beautiful bees!

    whimsicaljottings: Haha I’m sure you did get some funny looks.

  6. KY September 26, 2008 at 6:31 pm #

    give me that dish, NOW!

  7. chriso September 26, 2008 at 9:24 pm #

    oh gawd i miss sunday roast and simply lying down in Hyde Park πŸ™

  8. moons September 27, 2008 at 8:56 am #

    Can’t stop thinking about English food T_T

    Sea of white is really nice but I gotta say the purple flowers with that striking yellow-orange bee is just awesome.

    Ever got stung by one of those? They look pretty dangerous 😑

  9. Suertes September 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm #

    I think of war when I read of Evesham…

  10. yahui September 27, 2008 at 11:08 pm #

    great to start off your day with lots and lots of meat aye? LOL! love the flower pictures. πŸ˜€ simply lovely~ or maybe it’s the girl within me. πŸ˜›

  11. CindyC September 28, 2008 at 3:24 pm #

    WOW the white flowers! they’re so pretty.

  12. Dabido September 28, 2008 at 5:56 pm #

    Being allergic to bees I think they are evil. lol
    But I like them better than wasps (which I’m not allergic to … I don’t think). πŸ™‚

    Roast potatoes are one of my all time fav. foods! πŸ™‚

  13. Huai Bin September 28, 2008 at 11:57 pm #

    Oh, so that’s where the carvery lunch comes from. I’ve been to a similar concept restaurant in Kuching, but not in a garden.

    ST, is that pie looking thing in Pix #2 Yorkshire Pudding?

  14. cc September 29, 2008 at 4:36 am #

    Those bees are super cute! So furry!

    Hello ST, first time commenting here.

  15. chee hong September 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm #

    love the purple flowers/ ur fav pic of the flowers ST , nice one !

  16. ShaolinTiger September 30, 2008 at 6:31 pm #

    KY: Hahah, Jom UK!

    moons: Yah I have, it does hurt…but it’s pretty rare because if a Bee stings you it dies unlike a wasp which can sting on and on.

    Suertes: There’s some really great sites in Worcester too with stuff about the Civil War. There were a lot of key battles in that area.

    yahui: Thanks! Yeah would love some breakfast like that in Malaysia.

    CindyC: Thanks!

    Dabido: Yah bees are generally quite harmless, especially the kind in the pics above. I love roast potatoes too…yum.

    Huai Bin: Ah cool, yes that’s a Yorkshire Pudding.

    cc: Hi cc, do come and comment again!

    chee hong: Thanks, I love that one too.

    wingspoon: Er ok.

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