A celebration in the growing & use of herbs
with expert talks, gardening workshops and cookery demonstrations
Jekka is very excited about hosting the first ever Jekka's HerbFest.
"Join me for a herb filled celebration at our farm"
Jekka's HerbFest is a three-day event running from Friday 2nd July to Sunday 4th July 2021, which will be filled with expert talks, gardening workshops and cookery demonstrations from Jekka and her team, plus Friends of Jekka’s.
Jekka's HerbFest is proudly supported by Candide, the UK's fastest-growing gardening App.
Limited tickets will be available to buy. Each Jekka's HerbFest ticket holder will receive a free Gardens Illustrated magazine on arrival and be able to download a free digital copy of Gardens Illustrated bookazine, A Year in the Edible Garden, upon ticket purchase.
Jekka's HerbFest is filled with events and experiences that include not only speakers and demonstrations by renowned chefs, garden designers, herbalists and authors but also help and advice from gardening experts in Candide Gardeners' Corner.
Visitors will be able to browse Jekka's Herbetum, our collection of over 400 culinary & medicinal herbs, and buy our plants, seeds and illustrated gifts.
Local artisan businesses will be selling their crafts from delicious herb chocolates and ice creams to natural soaps and remedies.
We are delighted to be able to release the Jekka's HerbFest programmes for the three days:
Jekka's HerbFest Speakers & Demonstrators
In alphabetical order
Jekka McVicar VMH
Jekka has been awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour in Horticulture by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 62 RHS Gold medals for her Herb exhibits, is Vice President of the RHS and has written 8 books, including Jekka’s Complete Herb Book that has sold over 1 million copies world-wide. She is well known for her herb expertise and designing herb gardens for hospitals, restaurants and private homes.
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Organisations, Food & Artisan Stalls
Food at Jekka's HerbFest
Folk House Cafe
The professional team behind the Folk House Cafe & Bar will be providing wholesome, delicious and nutritious food throughout Jekka’s HerbFest - incorporating fragrant, fresh herbs from Jekka’s Herbetum within the many dishes on offer.
The Folk House Cafe’s ethos is ‘local, sustainable, ethical &nutritious’ - they locally source the best ingredients from ethical suppliers who share their environmental ethos, and they strive for sustainability in everything they do.
Throughout the weekend there will be plenty of scrumptious home-cooked food to purchase from their tent including soups, salads, tarts and toasties. There will be vegan and gluten-free options available.
Music at Jekka's HerbFest
Road Not Taken & Galette
Road Not Taken are a Bristol-based four piece starting to make waves on the UK folk scene. Having honed their craft over a number of years of performing live, they released their debut album Fragment last year. The band performs a mix of original material and inventive and atmospheric arrangements of traditional folk songs and tunes.
Galette are a Bristol-based trio who play folk music for dancing to, from France, Italy and beyond – known as balfolk! With an accordion, octave mandolin and guitar and flute, Galette might inspire you to move your feet in a waltz or a Mazurka, or failing that will at least evoke thoughts of dancing under a big moon in a country further south than here!
West of England Herb Group
Jekka McVicar is President of the Group and we are pleased that in their 25th year members of the group will be available to provide help and assistance and their herb knowledge.
Learn more about the group through the link below and find information about their monthly talks near Bristol about all things herbal.
We are very excited to be hosting our first ever Jekka's HerbFest. For further information about Jekka’s HerbFest or images of Jekka’s, the Herb Farm and Jekka’s Herbetum please contact email@example.com with your requirements.