The RHS Big Soup Share

Monday 5 October - Sunday 11 October 2020

Thank you for making this Big Soup Share Special

We couldn’t have done it without you!

The Big Soup Share is now over for this year but fear not, soup season continues. Please feel free to use our recipes and resources until the warmer weather arrives.

If you still want to host a Big Soup Share, you can find our Guide to Holding a Digital Event in the green box. For those who are able to carry out a more in-person Big Soup Share, either in a small group or by offering a takeaway/delivery service, we've got some guidance for you too!



The Big Soup Share Digital Festival

Throughout the Big Soup Share week (5-11 October 2020), we shared a fantastic line-up of videos and online content. We were thrilled to welcome speakers from the Inner Walled Garden at RHS Bridgewater, environmental charity Hubbub, recycling and waste experts WRAP and many more!

Now available on our YouTube channel, you can catch up with a range of interviews on topics including growing food, food poverty and food waste. Plus we've got some delicious recipes and food demos. Pumpkin houmous anyone?

Check out the full Line-Up Poster

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to join in!


Disclaimer: Please always take care and observe the UK Government’s guidelines, in particular regarding how many people can meet at one time and any local lockdown restrictions. Remember, these rules are different depending on whether you live in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales or England. Think Hands, Space, Face!

Join the conversation

Let's get cooking! RHS Young Ambassador George is whizzing up Thai Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup, find the recipe in the green box.

What is the Big Soup Share?

The Big Soup Share begin in 2017 and invited schools to celebrate 10 years of the Campaign for School Gardening by cooking their harvested veg into a tasty soup. Since then, the Soup Share has grown and now we welcome community gardening groups, businesses/offices, charities, individuals, you name it! 

Why take part?

The Big Soup Share is the perfect chance to celebrate all the kindness that has been shown through this unprecedented time or another way to support those in your community who need it the most. 

  • Create or strengthen links with your local community
  • Connect with people who are isolating by arranging on online video call
  • Thank any volunteers you work with, or find new ones to help in the future 
  • Promote your school garden to the rest of your school, group or community
  • Boost morale in your office or link your business to a local community group
  • Raise funds by asking for donations towards the soup or by selling plants, cakes etc. 
  • Gain press coverage by sending information of your Soup Share to your local paper or radio station
  • Use your Big Soup Share to support your Level 5 application in the School Gardening Awards

You can use your Big Soup Share to achieve whatever goal you like but ultimately, we want you to have fun, support others and stay safe!

A special thank you to The Steel Charitable Trust for supporting the Big Soup Share in 2019 and 2020.

We've won awards!

Winner of the Drum Marketing Awards 2017
Winner of the ERA 2017 awards
Winner of the Third Sector 2017 awards