Beautiful Gardens: Jekka’s Herbetum

Wow!

Lorraine Gardens

From the moment you step into the field on Jekka’s Herbetum you can smell the herbs. A damp Spring day does little to quell the warm aromatic air exuding from the farm and you know you’re in for a real treat. Jekka’s famous Herb Farm has been on my list of places I’ve wanted to visit for a little while so I took advantage of the first Spring bank holiday of the year to visit this wonderful place.

French Lavender flowering beautifully at the farm. Flowers are edible and lovely in teas or baking. French Lavender flowering beautifully at the farm. Flowers are edible and lovely in teas or baking.

Her farm is home to over 300 varieties of herbs, UK natives and some tropical species. It’s amazing to see how many different varieties of a single herb there are. The rosemaries which are currently in flower are beautiful and even within this one species there are so many types to see and learn about. Flowers…

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