A celebration in the growing & use of herbs
with expert talks, gardening workshops and cookery demonstrations
Jekka's HerbFest 2021
A unique three-day event held on the first weekend in July (2nd, 3rd & 4th July 2021). It was filled with cookery demonstrations, talks, herbetum tours, music and herbs, set around Jekka's Herbetum.
We had Chefs, Garden Designers, Food writers, Herbalists & Garden Experts all sharing their passion for growing and using herbs.
Our 2021 Speakers & demonstrators were:
Chris Collins, Mark Diacono, Charles Dowding, Kate Durr, Josh Eggleton, Romy Gill, Rob Howell, Simon Mills, Sally Nex, Alex Noble, Nathan Outlaw, Barbara Segall, Naomi Slade, Jo Thompson, Tamsin Westhorpe, Jean Vernon & Jekka McVicar.
Our Festival Ground
The festival was set around Jekka's Herbetum, with two main marquees; Jekka's Marquee hosting cookery demonstrations & talks and Candide Gardeners' Corner with presenter Kate Durr in conversation with our speakers.
There was an area for the National Institute of Medical Herbalists to host chats and activities. Food was provided by the Folk House Cafe and we had a selection of local artisan stalls, plus local musicans.
J. Sale, Herefordshire
"Brilliant from start to finish, nothing disappointed and absolute heaven not being overcrowded, space with minimal queuing, easy access to interesting speakers, superbly helpful and knowledgeable staff and overall a relaxed and happy atmosphere - a special, life affirming day!"
A. Mant, Surrey
"Thank you for such a great experience at Jekka's HerbFest today. A lovely, friendly atmosphere, great talks, delicious food and wonderful plants and memories to bring home."
Jekka, Kate Durr & Charles Dowding
Kate Durr & Chris Collins
Debi Holland, Jean Vernon & Mark Diacono
Simon Mills, Phil Deakin & Jekka
Blossom, Barbara Segall & Kate Durr
Josh Eggleton & Nathan Outlaw
Kate Durr & Naomi Slade
Kate Durr & Romy Gill
Noah, Cat Banks & Rob Howell
Kate Durr & Alex Noble
Music: Road Not Taken
Artisan Stalls; 6 O'clock Gin
National Institute of Medical Herbalists
Artisan Stall: Honey Cider
Artisan Stall: Gilbert & Swayne
Folk House Cafe
Barbara Segall & Jean Vernon