Herb garden open to visitors

July 27 2018
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One of the best known gardeners in the region is opening her garden to visitors as part of a national scheme.

Jekka McVicar, a Vice President of the Royal Horticultural Society, is opening up Jekka’s Herbetum as part of the NGS Open Garden scheme.

Jekka has been designing, growing and creating herb gardens for over 3 decades.  During that time she has created Jamie Oliver’s culinary herb garden; the herb garden at Le Manoir and the Hilton Trafalgar Cocktail Roof Garden in London.

Jekka, who has been awarded 62 RHS Gold Medals, started Jekka's Herb Farm in 1984 on a small patch at their home in Bristol. It moved to Alveston in 1987, and now grows 650 varieties of herbs. 

The Herbetum will be open to the public on Sunday 5 August at Shellards Lane, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3SY.  

Parish's House open near Timsbury, Bath will also be open as part of the scheme.