Jekka McVicar, known as the 'Queen of Herbs' by Jamie Oliver, has numerous inspirational stories to share and is regularly featured in the press.
Jekka is regularly featured in the press whether it is on radio, TV or in print. Jekka also gives a number of lectures including on the 'Myth and Magic of Herbs' and the 'Health and Wellbeing properties of Herbs'
For all enquiries please contact Jekka's agent: Martine Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our press archive below is a growing list. If you find a missing article please feel free to send us the name of the publication as well as a link if available.
Jekka's Press Archive
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In thre press in
ITV: Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh - Series 2, Episode 3
Horticulture Week - Jekka McVicar launches reopen retail nurseries petition campaign after "unfair" lockdown
Visit Bristol - Spring garden inspiration from Bristol horticulturalists
Horticulture Week - International Women's Day: 100 leading women in UK horticulture
National Geographic - Eight incredible rewilding projects to discover in the UK
Horticulture Week - Jekka McVicar's reopen nurseries petition nears 3,000 signatures
Live 24 Seven: The Cotswolds & Wye Valley Magazine - Through the Garden Gate: Meet the Queen of Herbs
Knepp Castle Estate - Rewilding the Knepp Castle walled garden
Telegraph - How to make herbal tea at home
Telegraph - Five of the best herbs to grow in winter
Grazia Daily - Mother's Day 2021: The Best Gifts and Hampers That Can Be Sent In The Post (#42)
Elle Decoration - Gardens / Sow Good (pg. 40)
Grow your own - Jekka McVicar Q&A: Your herb questions answered
Daily Mail - Thyme for sage advice: Home-grown herbs are best for fragrance and flavour
Homes & Gardens - Herb garden ideas – for indoors and outdoors
The Garden - Tastes to celebrate | Mint
Daily Mail - The great outdoors: It's no secret that gardens improve a property's saleability - but now even the smallest of leafy spaces can make or break a deal
Horticulture Week podcast: 'Life's not easy being a nurseryman' - Herb 'Queen' Jekka McVicar on how she makes it work
Horticulture Week: Seven Questions with 'Queen of herbs' Jekka McVicar
In the press in
Washington Post - Dry herbs get a bad rap but they can be flavor powerhouses heres how to use them
Telegraph - Where to buy organic and eco-friendly seeds and plants
Gardens Illustrated - How to make a herb garden
Telegraph - 8 tips for making the most of your vegetable garden during isolation
Gardens Illustrated - Nurseries and plant shops with mail order available
Daily Mail - Dig for victory: Monty Don’s indispensable guide to growing your own herb garden at home
Mens Health - A Complete Guide to Cooking with Garden Herbs for Simple, Healthy Meals
Gardens Illustrated - Angelica Jam Recipe
Gardens Illustrated Special Edition - A Year in the Edible Garden: Herbs for Cooks
Country Life - How to ‘garden’ in a home that doesn’t have a garden, from window box tips and indoor plants to helping out the bees
Vogue - How To Create A Lush Garden On Your Balcony Or Terrace This Spring
The Garden Magazine, RHS - Flavours in disguise
Cotswold Life - Jekka goes local
Metro - I was the first female musician to play at Glastonbury 50 years ago
Telegraph - My month in the garden: it's time to think about plant protection and a good supply of veg for winter
Gillingham news - Turning over a new leaf as Gillingham council offers free herbs
British Travel Journal - Autumn/Winter 2020 (p23) - "Britain’s amazing travel destinations"
The Garden Post: Barbara Segall - Herbs in a box
A Taste of Home: 120 Delicious Recipes from Leading Chefs and Celebrities - Jekka contributed 2 recipes: Coriander, Carrot & Orange Soup (p.17) & Celery Leaf & Mashed Parsnip Patties (p. 33).
ITV: Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh - Episode 9 (~30secs in)
Riverstone - Partners with Jekka McVicar to curate herb gardens
Bath Life - Issue 432 - "Right on Thyme"
ITV: Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh - Episode 14
Daily Telegraph - Two hours on the veg plot
QVC - Jekka's 2nd Edition 6 O'clock Gin "Bouquet Garni "
Six with Seedlip
Gardeners Illustrated - Favourite Edible Seed Suppliers
Telegraph - Herbs with the poshest post code in town
The Guardian - How do I keep fresh cut herbs in mint condition?
Sunday Brunch - Sunday Brunch Articles & Video Clip
The Spectator - How to grow your own herbs
Economic - Restaurant Review: Siren at The Goring
Telegraph - Essential Summer Gins
Telegraph - Britain's horticultural heritage is in peril. We need more gardens
Floral Daily - UK: Herb farm contributed to medal-winning Chelsea gardens
The West Morland Gazzette - go forth and fill your garden with beautiful highly tactile herbs full of culinary promise
Daily Mail - Grow Your Own
Bristol 24/7 - 'With the uncertainty of Brexit, we might all have to get growing more ourselves
Waitrose & Partners Weekend - 24 hours on my plate
Gardens Illustrated - Clean Fun
Independent - 10 best Mother's Day gardening gifts for the green-fingered matriarch in your life
BBC: Escape to the country - Series 19: 25 Gloucestershire
The Sunday Times - Digging for Brexit: growing Herbs
House & Garden - Reading material: A Pocketful of Herbs
English Garden - The Reviewer: A Pocketful of Herbs
Garden News - 'It's just the most exquisite use of space in a garden'
BBC: Countryfile - Inspirational Women
Herb Society - New book from Jekka
Readers Digest - 17 of Queen Elizabeth II’s Funniest Moments Caught on Camera
The Caterer - Nathan Outlaw to open seafood restaurant at the Goring hotel
The New York Times - The Comforting Appeal of Herbs
Gazette - Thornbury distiller launch new gin with 'queen of herbs'
The Telegraph - Top tips for growing mint and when cosmos won't flower, by Helen Yemm
Thornbury Voice - Herb garden open to visitors
The Food Programme - The Herbal World of Jekka McVicar
Bristol 24/7 - Herb Garden Opens on the Roof of Southmead Hospital
Horticulture week - Nick Dunn and Jekka McVicar awarded Victoria Medal of Honour
Worchester News - Crowds flock to opening day of RHS Malvern Spring Festival at Three Counties Showground
You Magazine - emotional ties
Gardening - Chelsea Special: What goes with what
Horticuture Week - McVicar releases plant list for Chelsea "Modern Apothecary" gardenSaga Magazine - What goes with what
Daily Express - Women at the top of their game
The Telegraph - Chelsea Flower Show 2016: The Show Gardens in Pictures
Gardens Weeds and Words - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016Daily Telegraph - "Lily of the valley... Does someone want me dead?"
Gardenista - Healing Herbs: A modern apothecary garden at the Chelsea Flower Show
Daily Express - The best plants and produce from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
A Little Bird - What we loved at RHS Chelsea Flower ShowThe Garden - A Vintage Year: Highlights from RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Telegraph - What's the latest on the Chelsea Flower Show?
Western Daily Press - Queen of herbs Jekka McVicar on nature's remedies and her RHS Chelsea Flower Show show garden
Homes and Property - How to create a healing garden: planting aromatics and fragrant flowers
English Garden- Chelsea Flower Show Preview: Jekka McVicar
2015 and earlier
Herbilicious - Jekka McVicar on Thyme, December 2015
Into Gardens - Jekka's Favourite Mints, September 2015
The Gentle Woman- The pioneering herb farmer from England, Issue no.7 2013
BBC Radio 4's Today programme- 'Even Elton John painted a gnome', May 2013
Oxonian Gardener- Jekka McVicar: Keeper of the Herbetum, October 2012
BBC 1- How do you move a garden to the Chelsea Flower Show?, May 2011
The Guardian- Grow your own herbs, June 2010
The Guardian- A selection of herbal recipes, June 2010
Jekka on Woman's hour, June 2010
Telegraph - How to grow your favourite herbs, June 2002
The Financial Times- link for articles.