Jekka’s is home to the largest collection of culinary herbs in the UK, it is not only a wonderful resource for plant identification but also a gastronomic delight for anyone interested in good food. Jekka's herbetum contains over 400 culinary herbs carefully planted in raised beds on Jekka's herb farm, enabling visitors to walk amongst them.
Jekka's was first established in 1985 in the family’s back garden of a semi detached in central Bristol. It has grown from Jekka’s passion for herbs and food, health and wellbeing.
Jekka’s herbetum has been described as a living book of herbs and has matured and grown into an inspiring resource for gardeners, garden designers, chefs, cooks, schools and herbalists.
For the past 30 years all the herbs grown at Jekka’s have been raised using organic and sustainable principles resulting in a remarkable biodiversity at the herb farm.
Using the herbs from Jekka's herbetum you will be shown how to transform an English tradition into a herbal delight; scones, cakes, herbal infusions and more.Book now
Whether you are starting out, an avid chef, a plant enthusiast or garden designer our herb collection is likely to have something to inspire you. We are growing a virtual Herbetum called Jekkapedia enabling you to browse and learn at your leisure. We hope you will find it both informative and useful. We look forward to showing you around Jekka's Herbetum at the Herb Farm.Explore
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced horticulturist to join our team. With a passion for herbs, experience in propagation, potting and watering and a good knowledge of pests and diseases. Check out our current vaccancies.Current Vacancies
Jekka has done so much to promote the value and varied uses of herbs and we owe her a huge debt for all her work - not least in showing people what can be achieved by gardening without chemicals.
Fewer young people have been taking an interest in horticulture, and the greater majority of farming methods are fighting a losing battle against nature, as opposed to working with it like Jekka and Mac have done for the last quarter of a century. Myself, my family, and everyone in the restaurants and charity send all our love to everyone at Jekka's Herb Farm.
Jekka's show stands at Chelsea and Hampton Court have always stood out. I wasn't the first and won't be the last to be inspired by her incredible passion for herbs and her wealth of knowledge.
The life & thymes of an award winning herb farm. Posts about Jekka, the Herbetum, the Herb Farm and herb plants
April 14, 2019
Jekka's tips on starting a culinary herb garden: planning, planting, maintaining and harvesting
A culinary herb garden is a must have for any keen gardener or cook. It brings flavour to any kitchen and colour and texture to the garden. Getting started The first thing to decide is where you wish your culinary herb garden to be; the best site is a sunny area...
April 03, 2019
Jekka's advice on growing mint and her top 10 mint plants
Mint, from the family Lamiaceae, is a wonderful perennial herb that can be put to use in mint sauces, teas, cocktails. It can be found in our herbal infusion Mint Fiesta and our Gin, 6 O'clock Jekka's Edition. The name ‘Mentha’ is said to have been derived from Greek mythology....
March 27, 2019
Jekka's Six New Herb Plants for 2019
Jekka is ever busy expanding her herb plant collection at our herb farm in North Bristol, UK. This year is no exception with Jekka's Herbetum having six new herb additions for 2019. Click on the name of the plant to open the Jekkapedia page. Allium cernuum, Lady's leek, Nodding onionThis herb is a...
March 27, 2019
Jekka's tips for understanding herbs: what is a herb, how herbs are named, common herbs and the main herb families.
Herbs are the most wonderfully diverse and useful plants, coming in all shapes, sizes and textures, colours and perfumes. Their aromatic leaves and scented flowers can be enjoyed by all, making them the most generous of plants. This blog post looks at what a herb is, how they are named,...