A herb is a useful plant. It might be an annual, biennial or perennial herbaceous plant, a shrub, tree, climber or succulent.
Herbs are used as flavouring in cooking, curing meats, cooking oils, soft drinks, liqueurs, beers and teas. They are also used in cosmetics, medicines, insect repellents and cleaning products.
Many herbs have multiple uses. For example, a hardy Lavender such as Munstead might be used as a flavouring in a cake, an ingredient in a cola drink, an essential oil for aromatherapy, a constituent of soap, shampoo or hand cream, or as insect repellent and perfume in a wardrobe.
Garden plants like honeysuckle, clematis, camellia, ceanothus or phormium that we may think of as purely decorative are, or have been, useful medicinal species in other parts of the world for centuries.
We will be reopening our Plant Centre and Shop from Wednesday 13th May, a series of social distancing and health and safety measures have been put into place, details can be found on our home page. The Bistro, and Children’s Play Area remains closed as per government guidelines.
We will continue with our local delivery service for plants, compost and winter fuel when spend is over £40.00. You can email your orders to firstname.lastname@example.org, please ensure you include a phone number.
Our Herb Shop for mail order is up and running and delivery charges apply as per our terms.
We will endeavour to deal with orders as quickly as possible, however please bear with us at this time.
We thank you for your continued support and please stay safe.