Newsletter 24th July
Jekka has partnered with Riverstone to create a beautiful kitchen herb garden for their Kensington Residence in heart of London.
The kitchen herb garden is designed to be enjoyed by the residents, including their friends and family, and provide fresh herbs to their restaurant, Maria G’s, fronted by Chef Robin Gill.
Jekka has designed a number of different culinary herb gardens including for the Goring providing herbs for Nathan Outlaw's restaurant and Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons for Raymond Blanc as well as quiet gardens for St Mungo‘s Homeless Charity.
You can see Jekka's gardens here and read about Jekka’s Riverstone culinary kitchen herb garden as well as see the planting plan through the button below.
At Jekka’s we wish everyone to grow and use culinary herbs as they not only taste delicious, but they look beautiful and are highly beneficial too. Jekka believes that “there is a deep satisfaction in cultivating herbs and then being able to use them in your cooking.” Check out Jekka speaking on the Dig It PodCast and the Gardeners' World PodCast for more herb inspiration.
Jekka's top 10 herbs for a culinary herb garden are:
1. Basil (Ocimum)
2. Bay (Laurus nobilis)
3. Chives (Allium)
4. Hyssop (Hyssopus)
5. Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora)
6. Mint (Mentha)
7. Oregano (Origanum)
8. Parsley (Petroselinum)
9. Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)
10. Thyme (Thymus)
Jekka's new culinary kitchen herb garden blog forms part of our sustainable gardener series, and follows on from Jekka’s small herb garden ideas and Jekka’s tips for the balcony herb gardener. These blogs have been created to allow everyone to start growing and enjoying herbs regardless of the space available.
If you would like to create a beautiful culinary garden of your your own, then come along to Jekka’s August Open Days on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th August.
Jekka's Open Days are a wonderful opportunity to purchase plants from Jekka's collection of over 400 culinary & medicinal herbs.