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Cooking with Herbs
The Herb Society is an internationally-renowned educational charity dedicated to encouraging the appreciation and use of herbs in cooking, gardening, cosmetic, historical and medicinal uses for professionals or amateurs. Whilst the majority of members are in the UK we have members worldwide including the USA, Thailand, Japan, South Africa, Australia and Europe.

Join the Herb Society and enter the sensual world of herbs!

Cook sensational food in new ways using herbs
Make your own medicine chest for minor illnesses
Spoil yourself with luxurious herbal cosmetics
Delve into weird and wonderful herbal history
Cultivate your own herbs on windowsill, patio or plot


Buy your herb plants at discount prices
Belong to one of our local groups and enjoy herbal activities with a new group of friends.

Join us now and give life a new dimension!



Herb Society Fellow, Jan Greenland 
Herb Society Advisor, Sue Minter
Trustee, Malcolm Dickson
are available to give talks

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Members' Discount Scheme

UK herbal businesses:

Blackbrook Herb Gardens * Culberry Nursery Daisy Gifts Ltd * Eco Charlie * Herbs for Healing Hooksgreen Herbs Ltd * Norfolk Herbs * Samares Manor Gardens * Scented Geraniums * Seed Sowers Training Project * Seed Parade Teapigs * The Cottage Herbery * The Herb Farm * The Herb Nursery * Womersley Crafts Ltd

USA herbal businesses:

Nichols Garden Nursery * Richters Herbs

** Discount details in members' area **

Culberry Nursery Ltd


March - May 'Herbs'

The only magazine in the UK dedicated to herbs-
free to members, published four times a year

Cover image: Alliums and catmint attract insects and make a good foil for roses, peonies and other border plants.
Photo: Susie White

Article summaries:

Wildflower walks in the Tyrolean mountains and meadows
In the company of Seija Swain who was based at the Hotel Olympia, Seefeld.

Well-connected herbs
Caroline Holmes on Alicia Amherst, arguably the first garden historian, and a well-connected person herself.

Weeds and Wild Flowers – a Victorian cultural collage
Gareth Evans draws out the herbal content.

Herbs in a cold climate
Susie White and her herb garden survived a move to a frost pocket!

The life-saving potential of Artemisia annua
Lesley Bremness writes about her project in Gambia growing Artemisia, used to treat malaria.

Mrs Grieve, author of A Modern Herbal
Katharine Edmonds provides more information on the amazing Mrs Grieve, whose Modern Herbal was edited by Hilda Leyel, founder of the Herb Society.

Re-establishing a Roman mosaic herb garden
An admirable and beautiful project in Flag Fen Archaeological Park near Peterborough.

Desert Island Herb: dill
Ruth Bolton loves dill - easy to grow, versatile and flavoursome.  What’s not to like!

Herb Society News – Local Groups – Diary Listings – Book reviews – Case Notes: Bladder control after prostate surgery by Ann Walker – Classified – Medical herbalists

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Advertisers in this issue include:

NFU Mutual


Editor - Barbara Segall; Editorial Board - Gwenneth Heyking, Cheryl Waller; Designers - The Magic Studio


Herb Garden at Sulgrave

The Herb Society Garden Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the herb garden at Sulgrave Manor.

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The Herb Society is not qualified to provide medical advice.  Useful contacts for such advice can be found on our contacts page.Officers and Council Members of the Herb Society (UK) accept no liability for any harm, damage, or illness arising from the use of plants mentioned or described in articles that appear in this web site. Information on this site is the copyright of the Herb Society unless otherwise stated.  Text or pictures must not be reproduced elsewhere without permission from the Society.

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Gardening with Herbs

Herbs in Medicine

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Herbs in History

HS Herb Garden

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Book Reviews


How to help HS

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The Herb Society is a member of NFU Mutual's Affiliate Scheme and is grateful for their generous support



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