A Celebration of Watercress

A Celebration of Watercress

This weekend sees the launch of the UK watercress season and the return of the ever popular watercress festival at Alresford, Hampshire, attracting thousands of visitors to to celebrate all things watercress.

Every year on the third Sunday in May the streets of this Georgian town are closed to traffic to transform the town into a family-friendly FREE festival.

From street markets, food & drink stalls, cookery demonstrations with renown world class chefs, the Hampshire Farmers Market, a "Kids Zone" featuring Falcon Displays and Circus Skills, there really is something for everyone.

For many the highlight of the day is Watercress Eating Championship which takes place at 15:00 on the main stage - a must see event guaranteed to be a show!

The festival opens at 10:00 and closes at 16:00, with the streets of New Alresford being returned to normal within a few hours.

Alresford Watercress Festival is a not-for-profit enterprise raising money for many local groups and charities.

Come and see us there, eat some watercress and try some of our fresh wasabi!

The Wasabi Company at The Watercress Festival

Did you know The Wasabi Company started its life from watercress?

We grow our wasabi in disused Victorian watercress beds to mimic the streams on the Japanese mountainside and share the same site in Dorset with our sister business The Watercress Company.

Innovative Skincare Powered by Watercress

Prof & Doc in collaboration with The Watercress Company

Prof & Doc ® is a brand launched in 2023 by Watercress Research Ltd.

Their first launch includes 3 products in a variety of sizes including a Mist, Serum and Cream.

They are known for their novel watercress extract, which is a breakthrough, science-driven and data-backed liquid derived from the watercress plant.

Through the novel extraction process, they have been able to harness the unique properties of the watercress plant to benefit the skin. The extract is soothing and protects against skin irritation as well as being suitable for all skin types.

The watercress for the brand is provided by The Watercress Company.

Have a look at their website, products and testimonials for yourself.


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