The month of endless days of light.
It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.Nathaniel Parker Willis
June is long hot summer days, the sun directly overhead at its Zenith on the longest day. June is a time for festivals, open gardens, parties, festivals, Wimbledon, watching the cricket from a shady spot, Glastonbury, BBQ’s days out at the beach, the village fete. Produce brimming with promise in the fields and allotments, busy bees buzzing about their business, fresh salads, evenings in the garden, park planted for the summer.
Notable dates in June
1st June – Monyash Well Dressing
5th June – Full Moon
5th & 6th June – Epsom Derby
6th & 7th June – Conwy Pirate Weekend
6th – 7th June – Open Garden Squares Weekend
11th – 14th June – RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
12th – 21st June – Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival
13th June – Trooping the Colour
16th – 20th June – Royal Ascot
18th – 21st – The Royal Highland Show
20th June – Summer Solstice
21st June – New Moon
21st – 23rd – RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show
24th June – Midsummer
June seasonal foods
What is seasonal in June.
If you would like a selection of Seasonal Organic produce, try Riverford veg, fruit and meat boxes
Greens and leaves: Cabbage, Pak choi, Radicchio, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring greens, Watercress, Lettuce, Chervil, Lamb’s lettuce, Mint.
Roots and other veg: New potatoes, Onion, Pepper, Spring onion, Peas, Radish, Carrot, Courgette, Courgette flower, Fennel bulb, Globe artichoke, Mangetout, Tomato.
Meat: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork.
Fruits: Rhubarb, Blackcurrants, Gooseberry, Strawberry.
Seafood: Crab, Halibut, Salmon, Kipper, Mackerel, Tuna.
Exotics: Pomegranate, Nectarine.
On the farm
Things to do in June
In the June garden
Out and about
Activities, things to see and do in June
With lengthening days arise more opportunities to get out and about. To see what is happening in nature and the countryside. There is also a lot more to see as they year really starts to get going.