A celebration in the growing & use of herbs
with expert talks, gardening workshops and cookery demonstrations
Tickets on sale on the 27th November from 10 am.
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Jekka's HerbFest 2023
Jekka is very excited about hosting Jekka's HerbFest 2023.
"Join me for a herb filled celebration at our farm"
Jekka's HerbFest 2023 is a three-day event running from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2023, hosted at our farm in South Gloucestershire. It will be filled with expert talks, gardening workshops and cookery demonstrations from Jekka and her team, plus Friends of Jekka’s.
Limited tickets will be available to buy and will be released on the 27th November.
Jekka’s HerbFest 2023 will be 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 Jekka's Gardeners' Corner.
Talks and demonstrations will cover topics on cooking with herbs, the delights of eating herbs, how to grow and look after herbs, the role of herbs in health & wellbeing, garden design tips and information on the bees and insects that use herbs. You will leave with a renewed passion for herbs.
During Jekka's HerbFest you will also be able to have guided tours as well as bee and medicinal walks of Jekka's Herbetum, our collection of over 400 culinary & medicinal herbs, You can also explore Jekka's Herb Garden, visit the National Institute of Medical Herbalists Health & Wellbeing Zone and buy our herb plants, seeds and illustrated gifts.
Local artisan businesses will be selling their crafts from delicious herb chocolates to locally crafted cider and gin.
More speakers and demonstrators being announced shortly!
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.
Organisations, Food & Artisan Stalls
FOOD AT JEKKA'S HERBFEST
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.
Health and wellbeing zone at Jekka's HerbFest
National Institute of Medical Herbalists
Returning for another year but this time with a whole range of activities in the National Insitute of Medical Herbalisits Health and Wellbeing Zone.
Visit the Health and Wellbeing Zone to see a trained herbalists and a chance to understand more about herbal medicine and what it can do for you.
Find more about the Health and Wellbeing Zone through the link below.
MUSIC AT JEKKA'S HERBFEST
Phil King & friends
As a singer-songwriter Phil King has the whole trinity: a beautiful, soulful singing voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. His album The Wreckage received excellent media attention with Radio 2’s Bob Harris describing him as “Absolutely Brilliant” and a “Song Weaver”.
"Stunningly beautiful" - Folk Radio UK
"A suprememly talented singer, he has a voice to die for" - Time Out
Partners & Sponsors
Steel Landscaping Co.
They are the UK’s leading supplier and installer of steel products for your outside space, covering all areas Nationwide & in Northern Ireland. Like Jekka’s, Steel Landscaping Co. is a family run business. They use the best quality steel that lasts a lifetime and both manufacture and fabricate here in the UK.
See their beautiful steel edging in Jekka's Herb Garden that can be visited during Jekka's HerbFest.
Gardens Illustrated magazine is delighted to be a partner of HerbFest 2023.
Every issue of Gardens Illustrated is filled with the world’s most beautiful gardens and insights from top designers and plantspeople. It is essential reader for passionate gardeners.
Visitors to Jekka's HerbFest will enjoy a free digital copy from our partner Gardens Illustrated magazine.
St Mungo's - Putting Down Roots
Jekka and the herb farm, Jekka’s, have long been supporters and fans of Putting Down Roots in Bristol which is a horticultural therapy and training project run by leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s. It uses gardening as a tool to help people in their recovery by helping to build people’s self-esteem, confidence and sociability. Read about this fantastic organisation in our blog.
As a token of our appreciation and our wish to support such a great organisation, we have given all HerbFest ticket purchasers the option to give back and buy a “Giving Back” ticket at £5 with your order. Simply add to your order and check out as normal.
Jekka's HerbFest 2023 sponsorship, media, stall and speaker enquiries
Please contact us if you are as passionate about herbs as we are.
If you are interested in demonstrating, speaking or having a stall at Jekka's HerbFest 2023 please complete the form through the link below.
We are very excited to be hosting our second Jekka's HerbFest. For all media and press enquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements.