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.
A series of educational videos helping you to Sow It. Grow It. Eat It. with Jekka's.
Made in collaboration with Candide. Watch them here or click the link to watch 'How to Grow Seeds'
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
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
October 31, 2019
Jekka's organic and sustainable approach to growing herb plants
At Jekka's we have always followed sustainable, environmentally friendly and organic approaches to growing culinary herb plants at the herb farm near Bristol, UK. It seems an apt time to produce a blog on our sustainable growing philosophy given the current significant amount of press around climate change and single...
October 06, 2019
Jekka's tips on sowing your winter culinary herbs
Many people do not realise that now is the perfect time to sow culinary herbs to get a winter crop for salads and be able to add fresh herb flavours to your winter meals. This is because the soil is still warm and the pest and diseases that might have been present...
July 14, 2019
Jekka's Guide to Edible Flowers
It is surprising how many flowers growing in our gardens or on our balcony are actually edible; but how many do you actually eat? The Chinese were purportedly the first to experiment with flowers as far back as 3000 B.C, since then, the Romans and Greeks are known to have...
June 30, 2019
Jekka's guide to Rosemary (Rosmarinus)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus) is a most versatile and useful herb in the home, being both culinary and medicinal. Although we have written about Rosemary a few times before, please see our other blogs on the myth and magic of rosemary, its culinary properties or its use as a herbal infusion, there is still...