Jekka McVicar

I have been growing herbs professionally since 1984. I have written 8 books on herbs, my first book ‘Jekka’s Complete Herb Book’ reached one million world wide sales in 2014 and today is still in print. I broadcast regularly on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC radio4 and take part in TV programmes including Love your Weekend and Marcus Wareing's Tales from a kitchen garden.

Special subjects

Herbs, history, uses, growing

Languages spoken


Regular work

Herb Farmer

Advisory boards / Awards

VMH - Victoria Medal of Honour in Horticulture Life time achievement award - GMG 62 RHS Gold Medals Vice President of the RHS Vice President of the Herb Society

Commercial interests


Jekka McVicar