Jekka's HerbFest 2023

A celebration in the growing & use of herbs

with expert talks, gardening workshops and cookery demonstrations

Jekka's HerbFest 2023

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Reviews of Jekka's HerbFest 2023

I didn’t really know what to expect and wondered if I’d overdone it with booking tickets for everyday. On the last day I realised three days were not enough!

There’s so much more I wanted to see and tour. Your speakers, chefs, singers, stall holders, everyone, are all fabulous, knowledgeable human beings. I’ve come away feeling I’ve learnt so much, full of inspiration yet really chilled and happy :) The best time, thank you and roll
on Herbfest 2025!

S. Riddle

We were bowled over by how lovely people were, how well organised it was, and how therapeutic it was to be surrounded by herbs! 

Top speakers - both gardening and cooking - it was a treat to be able to dip in and out of their talks.

M. El Khazen

Thank you for a fabulous day out amongst the herbs. Especially wonderful were Jeans bee talk, delicious food, Simon Mill's talk and the garden tours!

D. Ireland

There was such a wonderful atmosphere and plenty of things to sample and talks to enjoy!

I also came home with a car boot full of excellent quality herbs. I look forward to the next event!

P. Bowen

Jekka's HerbFest Speakers & Demonstrators

Jekka opening HerbFest in the main marquee

Kate Durr & Mark Diacono in Jekka's Gardeners' Corner

Kate Durr with our runners, Velvet & Felix Durr

Josh Eggleton showing what you can make from his kitchen garden at the Pony & Trap.

Kate Durr & Sarah Eberle teaching you the art of garden design

Mark Diacono making cocktails in Jekka's Marquee

Mike Palmer & Kate Durr

Romy Gill after cooking in Jekka's Marquee

Jekka's Gardeners' Question Time hosted by Kate Durr with Mark Diacono, Mike Palmer & Jekka.

Bee McGoven making herbal infusions

Kate Durr & Chris Collins

Arit Anderson speaking in Jekka's Marquee

Richard Rickitt & Kate Durr discussing all things bees!

Charles Dowding giving you insights into "No-Dig" gardening

Jekka showing Arit Anderson her beautiful Herb Garden

Nathan Outlaw on Saturday afternoon preparing two meals from one fish.

Jekka's Gardeners' Question Time hosted by Kate Durr with Chris Collins, Jekka, Arit Anderson, Charles Dowding & Nathan Outlaw

Charles Dowding signing his new book.

Nathan Outlaw showing how to prepare fish on Sunday morning.

Kate Durr & Nick Wray discussing Bristol Botanic Garden

Simon Mills giving you health tips for Jekka's herbs.

Kate Durr & Jane Porter discussing exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show

Rob Howell & Alistair after Rob's demonstration of dishes he cooks at his restaurant, Root

Jekka's Gardeners' Question Time hosted by Kate Durr with Simon Mills, Jekka, Jane Porter & Nick Wray

Jean Vernon giving one of her extremely popular bee tours

Hannah giving a herb tour of Jekka's Herbetum with Chris Collins

Bee McGovern giving a medical herb walk of Jekka's Herbetum

Food, Music & Artisan Stalls

Folk House Cafe

National Institute of Medical Herbalists: Health and Wellbeing Zone

Phil King & Friends

Amy West

Camelēr Spice Co

Gilbert & Swayne


South Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association

The Coffee Lada

The Village Pottery


Honey's Cider

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Jekka's HerbFest 2023

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