The RHS Big Soup Share

Monday 5 October - Sunday 11 October 2020

Get your spoons and bowls ready!

The Big Soup Share is almost here and this year we've gone digital! We've got a wheelbarrow load of resources and videos to help you host a event online and have a great Soup Share week.

This is the perfect time to connect with people in your community virtually, and as the colder weather sets in, what better time to enjoy a successful harvest with a hot bowl of soup?

Check out the green box to download our guidance, printable resources and recipes to get rolling. 

And 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!

If you're taking part, be sure to sign up below as you'll also receive some soup-er freebies after the Big Soup Share to help you get growing for next year!

Working with more than one group? You only need to fill in the sign up form once. Then just drop as an email to and we’ll make sure all of your groups get a goodie bag!

Sign up here



The Big Soup Share Digital Festival

Throughout the Big Soup Share week, we'll be sharing a fantastic line-up of videos and online content for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

We'll be showcasing lots of amazing people about the importance of growing food and highlighting some of the issues around food poverty and food waste. Plus we've got some delicious recipes and food demos.

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!

Downloadable resources

Download, print or share these resources to make your digital Soup Share a success!

If you are able to safely carry out your Big Soup Share in person, here is our additional guidance to support you


Try out some of our delicious recipes made by members of our Soup Share community!

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