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.
COME AND SEE US AT POWDERHAM!
We will be at Toby’s Garden Fest at Powderham on 1 and 2 May in the castle itself with lots of lovely herbal products and plants. Come and say hello!
HERBAL TIP FOR FEBRUARY!
Direct sow a swathe of summer savory beside your broad beans. This hardy annual has a thyme-like flavour and is cut-and-come-again, so invaluable for early in the year. As a companion plant to broad beans it helps to protect the mature crop against black bean aphid.
(With thanks to Sarah Raven)
Herb Society President 2015/16 is Toby Buckland who has always been a keen cook and passionate about growing food, especially herbs. He is always on the lookout for new plants and recipes to try as well as new ways of using the herbs that are widely grown which he finds an endlessly fascinating subject!
Toby Buckland is a qualified horticulturist, TV broadcaster and lifelong gardener. Known for his earthy, hands-on style Toby’s career has taken him from Devon nurseryman, to The University of Cambridge Botanic Garden and on to presenting numerous TV shows, including BBC Gardeners’ World. He is an award-winning designer, producing plans for the NHS and 45 Commando Royal Marines and winning RHS Gold and Best in Show at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in 2008. He also lectures and writes for a variety of horticultural journals and newspapers, including The Telegraph on Saturday and Mail on Sunday. His latest projects include BBC2’s Great British Garden Revival on Herbs and the two-day ‘Toby Buckland Garden Festival’ at Powderham Castle in Devon which is also the location of his nursery.
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
LEARN HOW FROM OUR MEMBERS’ MAGAZINE AND WEBSITE
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
To advertise in Herbs email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertisers in this issue include:
Editor - Barbara Segall; Editorial Board - Gwenneth Heyking ; Designers - The Magic Studio
The Herb Society Garden Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of the herb garden at Sulgrave Manor.
Make your support go further - Gift Aid your membership!
For further details and to download a form visit our Gift Aid page