Jekka's 100 Herbs to Grow

Jekka's 100 Herbs to Grow - Press Release

A comprehensive guide to the best culinary and medicinal herbs

Jekka knows herbs like no one else – let her help you transform your garden and your cooking!” Jamie Oliver

100 Herbs to Grow is a celebration of Jekka's 40 years of herb growing, knowledge and experience. Learn how to grow RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal winning herbs from Jekka McVicar who has been awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour for her services to horticulture.

This book summarises a lifetime of expertise in one beautiful volume” Monty Don

Jekka’s 100 Herbs to Grow details how to grow herbs in the garden, in containers and from seed.  This comprehensive book guides you through propagation, division, cuttings, harvesting and yearly maintenance. Jekka grows herbs using sustainable methods with the environment in mind. This not only results in fantastically healthy herbs but great biodiversity at her herb farm in South Gloucestershire.

In the forty years Jekka has been growing herbs, she has witnessed the change in climate, pests and disease and how they affect herbs. In her latest book she shares her knowledge of how to grow herbs in a changing climate resulting in this up-to-date and invaluable handbook.

Jekka also offers historical knowledge and anecdotes as well as culinary and medicinal uses so you can make the most of your successfully grown herbs. This includes how to use your herbs at home both in the kitchen and how to make your own herb first aid kit.

If you want to grow the very best herbs, you need this book in your life. In fact, this book is way more than that, it’s packed full of Jekka’s knowledge, advice, and observations from a lifetime of dedication to the wonderful world of growing. Herbs are life!” Nathan Outlaw


Jekka's 100 Herbs to Grow
Watch Jekka talk about her new book on YouTube

Press Event

Jekka is hosting a press event to celebrate her new book in the Spring 2024 at Jekka's Herb Farm in South Gloucestershire (for directions please see here). To register your interest or for interview requests, review copy requests, or other publicity enquiries, please contact Rebbca Smedley ( or complete the form below.


Jekka’s Biography

Jekka McVicar is an organic grower of herbs and a horticultural author, garden designer, herb consultant, horticultural judge and moderator. She is renowned for her passion and knowledge of herbs and has built an international reputation for growing and designing sustainable herb gardens. Jekka was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH) in Horticulture by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in 2017.  She has been awarded 62 RHS Gold medals for her Herb Exhibits which includes 14 Gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, a first for certified organic and peat free plants.  She is a Vice President of the RHS and  a Vice President of the Herb Society UK. She has written 8 books, including Jekka's Complete Herb Book that sold over 1 million copies world-wide by 2014.   In 2012 she was awarded the Gardeners Media Guild Life Time Achievement Award for services to horticulture, design, education and communication, and excellence in the field of organic herb growing.


Jekka's 100 Herbs to Grow
Jekka in Jekka's Herb Garden by Jason Ingram


Jekka’s is a family run herb farm on the outskirts of Bristol with over 40 years’ experience in growing and using medicinal and culinary herb plants and seeds. 

At Jekka’s we believe in cultivating flavour and aim to educate and inspire gardeners and cooks of all ages. Jekka’s offer a variety of herb experiences from Open Days and Private Tours to Master Classes and Discovery Days. Our herb experiences are based around Jekka's Herbetum, a living encyclopedia of over 400 culinary herbs which are displayed at our farm in raised beds, and Jekka’s Herb Garden, based on Jekka’s award winning RHS displays. Both have been created to inspire today's visitor and to ensure that the history, and culinary and medicinal usage of herbs are not lost for future generations. This is represented on our website in Jekkapedia; an ever growing encyclopedia of over 400 culinary and medicinal herbs.


Jekka's 100 Herbs to Grow
Jekka's Herb Garden

Social links

@jekkamcvicar @jekkasherbfarm @quadrillebooks #100HerbstoGrow

Publication dates


  • Publication date: 07/03/24
  • Price: £30
  • Binding: Hardback


  • Publication date: 05/03/24
  • Price: $45


  • Publication date:08/03/24
  • Price: $60