The delicate elderflower is quintessentially British and now these pretty white blooms that herald the start of summer are back in the spotlight. Preparations for Belvoir’s annual Elderflower Harvest are well underway and this year they’ll be getting a helping hand from TV presenter Gemma Hunt from CBeebies, who will be going behind the scenes at the Farm. She will be talking to the team on the ground who grow, pick and make the famous cordial – you can watch all the videos on the Belvoir Farms Youtube Channel.
The harvest period for Elderflower is short and so the team needs all hands on deck to collect and process the flowers. Their team is made up of passionate, hard-working people, including some who remembers the early days of Belvoir Farm and the woman who invented the original recipe.
The first Elderflower Cordial was created over 30 years ago and Belvoir’s signature cordial is still made using the same traditional family recipe. Now with a total of 23 delicious soft drinks, including 11 cordials, the company has seen demand for its cordials soar during lockdown and they are now the UK’s fastest growing premium cordial brand.
The family now produces nearly 20,000 bottles an hour and almost 30 million bottles each year, that are sold across the UK and exported around the world from the company’s state of the art bottling plant.