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Private guided tours around Jekka’s Herbetum

A unique trip

We have welcome many visitors to the Herbetum, not only from the UK but also from all over the world including Singapore, Australia, America and Japan.

Our visitors cover a wide spectrum of interests, from gardeners, landscape designers and cooks to perfumers, food manufactures, vets, zoo keepers and corporate companies.

About the tours

The visit consists of a guided tour of the Herbetum hosted by either Jekka McVicar or one of our Senior Horticulturists. 

After the tour your group will be offered light refreshments of homemade cakes, herbal teas and coffee. Alternatively, we can offer a light herb-based lunch, please just specify below.

You then have the opportunity to purchase herb plants from our vast collection or one of Jekka’s books from our farm shop. 

Booking a group visit
We generally host the tours on a on a Tuesday afternoon (2 - 4 pm) but please indicate on the enquiry form below, by selecting "other", if you prefer a different time and/or date. We will try and accommodate your date. After submitting the form below we will email with confirmation of availability.

The cost for a group of up to 20 people is £300 for light refreshments with additional members costing £15 per person up to 30 people. If you wish to have a light herb-based lunch it costs £400 and is limited to 20 people.

If you wish, please email if you have specific questions or the form does not work. Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions page.



Terms and Conditions
Provisional booking reservations are held for 2 weeks. To secure a reservation we require a £50 deposit. The final payment is required at least 30 days prior to the visit.

Deposits can be paid by cheque or by cards. If you wish to pay by card please include your email address on the enquiry form and a link for payment will be emailed to you.

Please note that once payment has been taken, no refunds can be given. 

These events need to be booked in advance and are subject to the availability of Jekka or a Senior Horticulturist.