Where would the deliciousness in our food be without herbs? Literally filled with flavour, herbs have a long history of use in the kitchen as well as in the clinic. Herbalist-Chefs have discovered which plants are best for enhancing the taste as well as the health benefits of our diet; spicy, sweet, aromatic or tangy, they all bring out the best in every dish – and our digestion.
The flavours in our Herbal Kitchen Garden come mainly from the essential oils that keep the plants – and us – in good health. We have chosen some of our favourites for you to grow a mouth-watering garden; basil leaf is famous for its verdant freshness; fennel overflows with sweetness (try nibbling the fresh seeds); lovage leaf has a distinctive celery-like flavour; oregano has strong spicy notes; sage tastes of pine forests; thyme is distinctively woody and warming.
While it is mostly the leaves we grow for the kitchen, some of these herbs – especially oregano, fennel and thyme – also produce stunning flowers that will bring your garden to life with sound of buzzing bees.