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, 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 farm.
Written by Jekka McVicar, published by Bloomsbury, 7th March.
A compact handy A to Z guide listing over 300 varieties of herbs that we grow at Jekka’s. This book will ensure you get the best out of your garden, providing details such as when and where to plant, how hardy each plant is, how to nuture and care for your herbs.SHOP NOW
Whether you are starting out, an avid chef, a plant enthusiast or garden designer our 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 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.