"A garden is a grand teacher.
It teaches patience and careful watchfulness;
it teaches industry and thrift;
above all it teaches entire trust."
Gertrude Jekyll 1843-1932
Jekka’s Herbetum, was created in the grounds of Jekka's Herb Farm in 2013, with the aim to inspire today's visitor and to ensure that the history, culinary and medicinal usage of herbs are not lost for future generations. It is a unique interactive experience for herb and plant lovers of all ages.
Displaying the largest collection of culinary herbs in the UK, it is not only a wonderful resource for plant identification but also a gastronomic delight for anyone interested in good food.
The Herbetum contains over 300 culinary herbs carefully planted in raised beds, enabling visitors to walk amongst not only British native herbs but also the more unusual tropical varieties.
New for 2014 - Jekka has created an oval herb garden, very similar to her 2009 RHS Chelsea flower show exhibit which was awarded the RHS Lawrence Medal for the best floral display that year. This garden illustrates how easy it is to incorporate herbs into a formal or informal garden, where they not only add scent, flavour and texture but also create a haven for bees and butterflies.
Our Open days provide a wonderful opportunity for visitors to observe our Herbetum and to buy herbs direct from the farm. The herbs in the Herbetum are all propagated and trialled at Jekka’s Herb Farm, and grown for the British Garden. Visitors are able to purchase from the traditional to the rarer variety of herbs that they have just discovered. Easily accessible from the M4/M5 interchange and the first Severn Bridge, located in the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside. This makes a great day out for plant lovers looking for something new and will give inspiration to garden designers and budding cooks.
Entry to the Herbetum during our Open days is free, for dates and times click here
For information on Group visits please click here.
Jekka's Herbetum also forms the backbone of a new school at the farm, providing Jekka with an opportunity to share her extensive knowledge and passion for herbs. Jekka's Master classes,
are aimed to suit everyone, whether you are just starting out with a herb garden or you are already a confident gardener looking to broaden your skills in propagation and plant maintenance. They are very hands on and you will leave with a new understanding of herbs and horticulture.
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Due to a recent copyright infringement we would just like to add that all of the photographs on this site have been taken by Jekka or have been commissioned by Jekka's Herb Farm. All copyright is owned by Jekka's Herb Farm.