Jekka's HerbFest 2023 - less than one week to go!

Jekka's HerbFest 2023 - less than one week to go!

Newsletter: 25th June

Jekka's HerbFest

Ever wanted to watch a Michelin star chef cook, listen to award-winning garden designers and horticulturists, hear tips from experts on balcony to no-dig gardening and talk to passionate herbalists? Then come along to Jekka's HerbFest 2023.

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers which can be seen on

We are delighted to welcome Kate Durr back to Jekka's HerbFest. She will be leading conversations in Jekka's Gardeners Corner as well as our new segment called "Gardeners' Question Time" following the popular, impromptu discussion in 2021.

Our programme for each day of Jekka's HerbFest is now live, click on each day to start planning your itinerary!

Friday 30th June | Saturday 1st July | Sunday 2nd July



Highlights from Jekka's HerbFest 2021


What's on

Along with our amazing line-up of speakers and demonstrators we have a number of herb-inspired activities from medicinal workshops with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists at their Health & Wellbeing Zone to learning about bees with the South Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association!

You will also be able to have herb guided tours with Jekka's team of Jekka's Herbetum, our collection of over 400 culinary & medicinal herbs. Jekka's friends, Richard Rickitt and Jean Vernon will also be leading Pollinator & Bee walks and the National Institute of Medical Herbalists will be providing medicinal walks throughout each day.

Local artisan businesses will be selling their crafts from delicious herb chocolates to locally crafted cider and gin. Read our latest blog to learn about some of their products they are selling as well as their favourite herbs (Jekka's blog). You can also explore Jekka's Herb Garden, visit and buy our herb plants, seeds and illustrated gifts.

Also, if that wasn't enough, Phil King & friends will be playing live music next to Jekka's Herb Garden, which you can enjoy whilst you eat herb-inspired food crafted by the lovely people from the Folk House Café.

Jekka's HerbFest 2023 promises to provide exciting herb-filled days!



Bee McGivern giving a medicinal tour of Jekka's Herbetum at our June Open Days

Our supporters

We are delighted to have a number of amazing supporters of Jekka's HerbFest 2023. You will be able to meet and chat to them during the event.

Riverstone - They offer the very best in London living to people over 65. With locations in Fulham and Kensington, their new residences encompass beautiful homes for sale accompanied by extraordinary amenities, such as Herb Gardens designed by Jekka. Read more in their blog.

NFU Mutual Thornbury - Jekka's has had a long business relationship with NFU Mutual Thornbury. They are your local insurance, health and safety, investments and pensions specialists based in Rudgeway.

Steel Landscaping Co. - They are the UK’s leading supplier and installer of steel products for your outside space and have made the beautiful steel edging as well as the steel weaved raised beds in Jekka's Herb Garden that can be seen during Jekka's HerbFest.

Gardens Illustrated - They provide essential reading for passionate gardeners! Visitors to Jekka's HerbFest will enjoy a free digital copy from our partner Gardens Illustrated magazine.

We have also long been supporters and fans of 'Putting Down Roots' in Bristol which is a horticultural therapy and training project run by the leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s. There is an option to donate with "giving back" tickets when you purchase your tickets online or during your visit at Jekka's HerbFest. 



The Putting Down Roots team sifting compost for Jekka's Herb Garden




Cultivating flavour, creating experience.