Renowned expert Jekka McVicar presents a handy pocket book detailing everything you need to grow a successful herb garden
From rosemary to wild garlic, and hyssop to sea kale, our food would be poorer without the herbs we grow. Jekka McVicar is the expert on herbs and how to get the best from them, and this new pocket book is the go-to guide for chefs and gardeners across the country.
In a compact and handy A-Z format, this guide will ensure you get the best out of your herb garden, providing details such as when and where to plant, how hardy each plant is, how to nurture and care for your herbs and what each herb is best used for in the kitchen.
Jekka’s own photography of the herbs complements the text, providing a quick and colourful reference.
- A comprehensive guide to herbs in an accessible A-Z format
- The perfect gift for gardeners and those with green fingers
- Jekka has an incredibly impressive sales history with her existing titles, and in 2014 her Complete Herb Book had notched up sales of over 1 million.
“A genius little book! This is a fascinating guide to herbs and what to do with them – love it!” – Jamie Oliver
Jekka McVicar is a renowned expert on all things herbs, and her herb farm near Bristol boasts the largest collection of culinary herbs in the UK, with more than 650 varieties. Her passion and knowledge of the subject is clear to see, and she is a well-established author, with titles including: Jekka’s Complete Herb Book; Jekka’ Herb Cookbook; Seeds: the ultimate guide to growing successfully from seed; New Book of Herbs; The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit; Grow Herbs; Jekka’s Medicinal Herbs;
RHS Seeds. She also contributes to a number of national publications, including BBC Gardener’s World Magazine, BBC Good Food, Gardens Illustrated and the Guardian newspaper.
Jekka has an incredibly impressive sales history with her existing titles, and in 2014 her Complete Herb Book had notched up sales of over 1 million.
Jekka has been designing, growing and creating herb gardens for over three decades, and during that time she has created gardens for Jamie Oliver, Le Manoir, The Hilton Trafalgar Cocktail Roof Garden, Babbington House and The Priory Hotel. She was awarded the RHS’ Victoria Medal of Honour for services to horticulture in 2017.