Take a private garden tour at Jekka's

Shellards Lane, Alveston, Bristol, BS35 3SY

Tel: +44 (0) 1454418878

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Jekka’s is a family run herb farm on the outskirts of Bristol with over 30 years’ experience in growing and using medicinal and culinary herb plants and seeds.  

Your visit consists of a guided tour of the Herbetum hosted by either Jekka McVicar or one of the Senior Horticulturists. 

After the tour your group will be offered light refreshments of homemade cakes, herbal teas and coffee. Alternatively, they can offer a light herb-based lunch, please just specify when booking.

You then have the opportunity to purchase herb plants from their vast collection or one of Jekka’s books from the farm shop.  

Jekka is internationally known for her beautiful exhibits of organic herbs at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show. She was christened ‘Queen of Herbs’ by Jamie Oliver and has a number of accolades including being an RHS Vice President as well as achieving their top recognition, the Victoria Medal of Honour. Jekka is also a best-selling author of 6 books including Jekka’s Complete Herb Book that has sold well over 1 million copies world-wide. Their herb experiences are based around Jekka's Herbetum, a living encyclopedia of over 400 culinary herbs which are displayed at their farm in raised beds. Jekka's Herbetum has been created to inspire today's visitor and to ensure that the history, and culinary and medicinal usage of herbs are not lost for future generations. This is represented on their website in Jekkapedia; an ever growing encyclopedia of over 400 culinary and medicinal herbs. 


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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Robert D
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A treasure
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th April 2019
      Jekka McVicar is a renowned herb grower and expert, and a visit to her herb farm in South Gloucestershire is not to be missed if you enjoy your food, cooking and garden - and if you can make it on... Read full review
    • nannygail
      Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
      A paradise for gardeners
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th February 2020
      If you love gardening, visit on a free open gardens day. If you want a treat book yourself on one of Jekka's workshops. Jekka is the font of all knowledge where herbs are concerned. I was lucky... Read full review
    • Amanda S
      Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Expensive plants, small sized & not surviving!!!
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 29th March 2023
      I didn't get to go to an open day but ordered a few unusual rosemary plants. The service at the time was ok but not incredibly forthcoming. The plants had to be ordered & paid for before going to... Read full review

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