Jekka's Herb Garden

At Jekka’s we are passionate about sustainably growing and using medicinal and culinary herbs. We love people coming to Jekka’s herb farm and discovering the range and joy of herbs. Herbs supports a variety of interests, whether it is from a culinary and medicinal perspective, attracting pollinators or for aiding your health and well-being.

Jekka built her Herbetum in 2013 to display her collection of over 400 medicinal and culinary herbs with the aim to educate and inspire today's visitor and to ensure that the history, culinary and medicinal usage of herbs are not lost for future generations. To further Jekka’s vision we embarked on creating Jekka’s Herb Garden at Jekka’s Herb Farm in South Gloucestershire in 2022/23. For those that visited us on an open day or master class during this time, you would have seen the garden slowly take shape. Read more about Jekka’s Herb Garden in the blogs on the garden in the spring, summer, late-summer and autumn as well as a timeline to see its evolution.

Jekka's Herb Gardens

See Jekka's Gardens

Inspiration of Jekka’s Herb Garden

Design your own herb garden

Sustainable & organic herb gardening

Read about our sustainable approach

Visit Jekka's Herb Garden during an Open Day or during a Herb Experience
A celebration in the growing & use of herbs!

Construction of Jekka’s Herb Garden

View Jekka's Herb Garden Timeline

Design of Jekka’s Herb Garden

Read about Jekka's Herb Petals

Example herb petals/beds in Jekka’s Herb Garden

Culinary herb garden

1. Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
2. Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
3. Dill (Anethum graveolens)
4. French Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
5. Winter Savory (Satureja montana)

Read Jekka's guide to culinary herbs

Medicinal herb garden

1. Bergamot (Monarda)
2. Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
3. Echinacea (Echinacea pallida)
4. Flax, Linseed (Linum perenne)
5. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Read Jekka's guide to medicinal herbs

Pollinators herb garden

1. Borage (Borago officinalis)
2. Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
3. Lavender (Lavendula)
4. Sage (Salvia)
5. Thyme (Thymus)

Read Jekka's guide to pollinating herbs

Future of Jekka’s

Jekka’s Herb Garden is the next stage in a long evolution of Jekka’s, formerly Jekka’s Herb Farm.

Jekka’s Herb Farm started from a passion that outgrew the garden in Filton, Bristol in 1984 and resulted in the move to Alveston in 1987, at which time the farm was growing just 26 varieties of herbs; this has now increased to over 400 varieties. Over the last three decades Jekka’s has evolved from supplying garden centres to an online mail order business and from 2013, when we created Jekka's Herbetum and school, offering master classes and tours. See Our History for more information.

The last few years have been incredibly tough for the small nursery with Brexit, Covid and the ongoing war in the Ukraine. During this period, we have shifted and grown our online presence with mail order herb boxes and grow at home seed kits as well as a larger garden and home range. We were also delighted to run our first ever Jekka’s HerbFest in 2021 with the next one scheduled for July 2023. We thank everyone that has supported us over this period and before.

We are endlessly growing and are excited about the next phase of Jekka’s where we will focus on our Herb Experiences to teach, educate and inspire the future herb growers by instilling our passion for culinary and medicinal herbs. The first stage of this is Jekka’s Herb Garden.