This is one of the all-time classic gardening bestsellers with over 350 varieties of herb to grow and over 200 delicious and inventive recipes. It is a spread-by-spread reference work bringing together all aspects of an individual herb - history and folklore, species to grow and cosmetic, medicinal and culinary uses. Chapters on propagation, harvesting and making herb oils are complemented with ideas for 10 different designs for herb gardens and a yearly calendar. Accurate colour photography means that identification for the reader is simple as well as making the book a glorious companion - the only book on the subject the reader will ever need.
Jekka McVicar has run her Herb Farm for 22 years. She presented the RHS video on herbs and is on the RHS council. She has been awarded 59 RHS Gold Medals for her herb exhibits at the RHS flower shows. Jekka is also well known for her regular appearances on TV and radio gardening and cookery programmes.