We never miss the chance to enjoy time in nature whether it be a sleep, stroll, swim or a picnic. With this in mind and on our to-do-list we have put together our guide to creating the ultimate sustainable picnic including our favourite places to go and must have products to pack in your picnic basket.
Set up camp in one of these great spots and and enjoy a sustainable picnic with the CONTENT Zero Wasted Kit in black or silver – it’s our curated selection of reusable and refillable everyday items in an organic cotton drawstring bag making it easy for you to join the zero-waste movement.
Victoria Park – One of London’s biggest outdoor spaces and a hub of activity during the Summer months, enjoy a day exploring it’s many canal paths or take a trip out on the pond and enjoy your picnic on the water surrounded by the local wildlife. Make sure you pack a high protection sunscreen to protect you from rays bouncing off the water. One of our favourites is Sun Milk from Biosolis which offers UVA and UVB protection. This like all our sunscreens is made using minerals instead of synthetic spf, which we don’t sell at CONTENT.
Hampstead Heath – With so many acres to explore, the Heath is one of our favourite places to get lost amongst nature. Settle under a shady oak tree or cool off in one its famed pools. We always make sure we bring a pack of the Simply Gentle Wipes to clean up muddy feet and hands. Certified organic by the Soil Association they are also made from 100% cotton making them biodegradable.
Kensington Gardens – Positioned opposite the Royal residence, find a romantic spot for two and spend your days people watching surrounded by its loyal population of swans. Whip up a batch of vegan ice cream as a pond side snack and keep it cold in the BPA free, stainless steel Swell Traveller.
Kew Gardens – If you haven’t been to Kew yet add it to your bucket list immediately. One of the world’s most famed gardens, it’s home to one of the largest species of local and tropical flora and fauna including giant lily pads and ancient trees. Often host to exclusive exhibitions there is always something going on in the gardens and one day there is never long enough. With so many tropical plants it’s best to pack some bug spray, the Smart Amour from Intelligent Nutrients keeps bugs at bay but also leaves you smelling great.
Chelsea Physic Garden – A hidden sanctuary amongst the hustle and bustle of London, the Chelsea Physic Garden was established in 1673 as London’s first apothecary garden where students could go to learn about the properties of medicinal plants. Over the years it has been host to some of the world’s rarest plants and recently grew its first ever cocoa bean. If you are lucky enough to live or work nearby it’s the perfect place to go on a lunch break or when you just need some time out amongst nature. Try meditating in a shady spot and spritz a few sprays of the Aum Apothecary Mediate Mist.
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