You know what they say, “April showers, spring flowers…in your breakfast!”

Wait, you haven’t heard that one?

Well, it’s true! The mystical wonders of this world include edible flowers.

So if you’re looking to “wow” your guests with something unexpected, flowers that go beyond garnish are the next move.

Here’s a handy list of well-known flowers that are safe (and tasty) to eat:


Lavender isn’t just good for calming lotions, but also for sprinkling in champagne or over chocolate dessert: it’s sweet and naturally fragrant. Click here for a dessert recipe featuring lavender.

Looking for a hint of mint? Pansies are our go-to pick. They work wonderfully in herbaceous cocktails and fruit salads. For a quick and simple hors d’oeuvre, spread some cream cheese on a cracker and top with a pansy.


Roses are subtly floral, with a hint of fruity, and a lovely addition to soups, salads, teas desserts and even jams. Versatile is Rose’s middle name!


Violets come in a variety of colors, making them an aesthetic detail for everything from salads to iced drinks. They are most gorgeous when crystallized and used to top desserts, like a frosted cake.

Has your curiosity been tickled? If so, let us know by tweeting which flower you’re most excited to try at @TheGICC!


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