The largest collection of Culinary Herbs in the UK. 

Jekka's Herbetum

Jekka's Herbetum* displays the largest collection of culinary herbs in the UK, which Jekka has built up over the last three decades. It contains over 300 different culinary herbs, not only a wonderful resource for plant identification for gardeners and a gastronomic experience for chefs and cooks but it also forms the backbone of our new school at the farm.



Recently described as 'A Living Book of Herbs' the Herbetum encapsulates Jekka's passion and knowledge of herbs. 



* The Oxford English Dictionary describes the suffix ‘etum’ as one added in Latin to names of trees and other plants, to designate a plantation, grove, garden or collection of the plant specified: as, pinetum, quercetum, arboretum, etc., a forest of pines, oaks, trees, etc.; rosetum, a bed of roses; vinetum, a vineyard, etc. 


Top facts about herb collections:


The Herbs

Our complete list of culinary, aromatic, decorative and medicinal herbs, available direct from the farm.

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Open Days

Our Open days provide a wonderful opportunity for visitors to observe our Herbetum and to buy herbs direct from the farm.

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.

Our open days run throughout the year, from April to October.

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Garden Visits

We are now able to offer groups - gardeners, cooks and herb enthusiasts - the opportunity to book private guided tours of our herbetum, hosted by Jekka McVicar.

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