The largest collection of Culinary Herbs in the UK. 

Jekka's Master Classes

Spend the day at Jekka’s and experience our unique setting and the passion we have for herbs. At Jekka’s we aim to provide a variety of master classes to suit everyone from the amateur to the enthusiast. Our master classes are very hands on and cover a variety of disciplines from art and food to horticulture. You will leave with a new understanding and passion for herbs.

New for 2019
We are delighted to be adding art master classes taught by Hannah and the herb food master classes by Alistair. Many of you may have met Hannah and Alistair at the farm during an Open day or at one of our Master classes.  Growing up on the herb farm had a significant impact on both of their lives but in very different ways, Hannah became a Botanical Illustrator and Alistair trained as a Chef after completing a Doctorate in Climate Change. In 2019 they will be sharing their passion & knowledge for Art and Food in a new series of classes.

Our master classes are a full day and limited to 12 people to ensure everyone gets the most of the day. Lunch is provided as well as afternoon refreshments of Jekka’s herbal infusions and homemade cake. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

Masterclasses are from 10am to 4.00pm

All prices include lunch and refreshments. 


Jekka's Master Classes, for Spring 2019:

Introduction to Botanical Screenprinting,  Friday 22nd March 2019

Herb Garden Design,  Friday 29th March 2019

Herb Based Cooking,  Saturday 30th March 2019

How to Grow Herbs,  Saturday 13th April 2019

Herb Desserts,  Friday 26th April 2019

Year Round Herb,   Saturday 27th April 2019



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Some feedback from our recent participants:

"What a wonderful day it has been. The passion that Jekka has for herbs is infectious, not to mention the knowledge she imparts."

"I loved the welcome and the food! Amazing selection of herbs and great knowledge"

"Just love your family, feel very nurtured."

"The cakes were delicious!"

"I have learnt how much I still have to learn, and to keep my tools in perfect working order."

"No matter how much you know you will learn more"

"What an amazing place, Jekka's knowledge and passion is inspirational."

"Something I was not expecting - a new perspective on plants and a real respect for what they are and do."

"Your taste buds will be exercised to their limits - a work out for the senses of smell and taste! Including lunch!"

"This is a brilliant days workshop, which has changed my approach to cooking."


We hope that you find a class to match your needs and look forward to welcoming you to the Herbetum. 



Introduction to Botanical Screenprinting

Friday 22nd March 2019

Practical master class with Hannah, with a guided Herbetum tour by Jekka.

Beginner workshop into the world of screenprinting

Discover how to produce colourful and vibrant screen prints with the help of our resident printmaker Hannah McVicar who will guide you through the preparation of how to design and create stencils for a botanically inspired herb print. Hannah has been producing intricate botanical screen prints for the past 14 years and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the medium. You will learn how to create a multi-layered print, plus tricks into how to use layers to create shape and form.

From 10am to 4.00pm

Price includes lunch and all refreshments.

Friday 22nd March 2019 £185.00


Herb Garden Design

Friday 29th March 2019

Practical master class with Jekka.

Inspirational ideas on how you can design and control your herb garden

Herb gardens have been part of our heritage for thousands of years. In the beginning they were a source of medicine, and today they are an essential part of the kitchen. During this day not only will you be able to pick up tips on planting combinations, preparation of soil, practical design ideas and plant maintenance techniques but you will also be able to share your ideas and designs for your garden with the fellow participants.

From 10am to 4.00pm

Price includes lunch and all refreshments.  

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Herb Based Cooking

Saturday 30th March 2019

Practical master class with Alistair, with a guided Herbetum tour by Jekka.

Understand why herbs are more than a garnish 

Explore the role of herbs in plant based and vegan diets. Whether you are interested in these diets from health, wellbeing or environmental concerns, this master class will show you how herbs are an important part of our diet and far more than a garnish. During the class we will look at simple herb led vegan and vegetarian dishes that you can make at home.

From 10am to 4.00pm

Price includes lunch and all refreshments.  


Saturday 30th March 2019 £185.00


How to Grow Herbs

Saturday 13th April 2019

Practical master class with Jekka.

Success with cuttings and raising plants from seed

Nothing is more inspiring than taking a cutting from a plant, then watching it grow and become identical to its parent.  Equally it is quite magical to sow seeds and watch them unfurl into a productive plant. At the end of this day you will be able to take your cuttings and sowings home with you so you can watch this amazing transformation. You will then be able to plant them in your garden so that you can sample the delights of your days’ work.

From 10am to 4.00pm

Price includes lunch and all refreshments.


Saturday 13th April 2019 £215.00


Herb Deserts

Friday 26th April 2019

Practical master class with Alistair, with a guided Herbetum tour by Jekka.

Learn how to make herb stopping desserts

Learn how to lift desserts to new heights whether it is marigold buns, fruit salads or a lemon verbena crème brûlée with crystallised lemon verbena leaves. This master class aims to inspire you to use herbs in your desserts to add both flavour and colour.


From 10am to 4.00pm

Price includes lunch and all refreshments.  


Friday 26th April 2019 £185.00


Year Round Herbs

Saturday 27th April 2019

Practical master class with Jekka.

How to keep your herbs productive in the garden all year round.

During the day Jekka will teach you the tricks of the trade including how and when to prune the various culinary herbs, not only to keep them productive all year round but also to prepare them for the winter weather. You will also learn techniques in how to take root cuttings and divide plants. This will allow you to have more stock and maintain the health of your plants. Finally, you will learn which herbs can be sown in the Autumn so that you have a crop of fresh herbs throughout the winter months. 

From 10am to 4.00pm,

Price includes lunch and all refreshments.


Saturday 27th April 2019 £215.00