The largest collection of Culinary Herbs in the UK. 

Jekka's Master Classes

We aim to provide master classes 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.

Spend the day with Jekka and experience the passion she has for growing and using herbs. Jekka’s master classes are very hands on, you will leave with a new understanding of herbs and horticulture. She shares her 30 years of horticultural knowledge and her tricks of the trade. It does not matter how experienced or inexperienced you may be, you will learn more. Jekka’s whole family is involved in the day, providing a warm welcome and a delicious spread of food at lunch, ensuring a very enjoyable day. No one leaves hungry, we recommend you leave room for our homemade cakes! 

Spring Master classes for 2018

Our spring classes are now full, however, we will be launching our summer classes online in the new year. If you wish to recieve notification before we publish online please join the summer wating list below.

For our Summer Master classes subscribe to our waiting list:

 
 

 

 

    

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. 


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Herb Garden Design

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

Practical master class with Jekka. (12 places)

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.  

 

Sold out - if you are interested in being on the reserve list for this masterclass please email sales@jekkasherbfarm.com, we will also notify you of our summer classes before we publish.

 

 

 
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How to Grow Herbs (Propagation)

Success with cuttings and raising plants from seed

Practical master class with Jekka. (12 places)

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.

 

Sold out - if you are interested in being on the reserve list for this masterclass please email sales@jekkasherbfarm.com, we will also notify you of our summer classes before we publish.

 

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How to use Herbs

Practical tips on which part to use and how to use herbs in the Kitchen and Home.

Practical workshop with Jekka. (12 places)

Herbs have been used by man since records began.  It is only in the last century that we, in the UK, have lost the knowledge of knowing which part of the plant to use, how much to use and which time of year it is best to harvest. The combination of herbs with food is not only for flavour but also to aid digestion for as Hippocrates said ‘Let medicine be your food and food be your medicine’.

You will learn not only how to turn a meal into a feast but also how to preserve herbs for use throughout the year, both for medicinal and culinary use.  

From 10am to 4.00pm

Price includes lunch and all refreshments.

 

 

Sold out - if you are interested in being on the reserve list for this masterclass please email sales@jekkasherbfarm.com, we will also notify you of our summer classes before we publish.

 

 

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Year round Herbs

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

Practical master class with Jekka. (12 places)

For those that want to have fresh herbs available in the garden all year round. 

The productive season for UK grown culinary herbs can be extended by timely pruning. 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 which herbs to can be sown in the Autumn so that you have a crop of fresh herbs throughout the winter months. Plus techniques in how to take root cuttings and how to divide plants so that you have more stock and also maintaining the health of your plants.

From 10am to 4.00pm,

Price includes lunch and all refreshments.

 

Sold out - if you are interested in being on the reserve list for this masterclass please email sales@jekkasherbfarm.com, we will also notify you of our summer classes before we publish. 

 

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A day of enjoyment, inspiration & knowledge

Master Class Gift Voucher

This master class gift card makes an ideal gift for any keen gardener or cook.  The recipient will be able choose a master class from the variety of different themes that we offer. Most of our master classes include a practical element and are aimed at all levels of experience. Our new school offers the chance to learn alongside Jekka in the unique beautiful setting of her Herbetum.

Add details of the recipient or any message you require into the delivery instructions, at check out.

Master Class Gift Voucher £185.00