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Jekka's Ideas for Mother's Day


One of the best presents you can give your mother for Mother's Day are herbs, they are not only a gift that goes on giving, they look good, taste good and do you good.  What more can you ask from a plant.  Herbs also have a strong relationship with Mother's Day as many are symbols of love and remembrance, see our blog on the 'Myth & Magic of Herbs for Mother's Day' to find out more.

With Spring just around the corner, you just need to walk around the garden to be totally inspired by the herbs that are emerging through the waterlogged soil, Chives, French Tarragon, Fennel, and Mint to name a few.  We never cease to be astonished at the endurance of these amazing plants. 

Jekka's Master Classes For Mother's Day

If you wish to learn a little bit more about the growing and use of herbs, then check out our Master Classes; two that are perfect for Mother's Day are our Sow it. Grow it. Eat it. a Master Class for adult and child and our Friends of Jekka's Chocolate Making Master Class.

Mother's Day Free Gift
Making Mother's Day that little bit more special, in partnership with Gilbert & Swayne, we are pleased to be able to give away some of Jane's chocolates with every Master Class Gift Voucher purchased.

Jekka's Adult & Child Master Class

New for 2020, we are launching Jekka's Sow it. Grow it. Eat it. a Master Class for Adult and Child on the 18th April. During this Master Class we will not only show how to sow seedlings but also how make herb based treats, your endeavours can then be taken home.

We hope this will inspire you to start a herb patch, which can then be used in the kitchen.  We believe there is nothing quite like seeing your seedlings unfurl and grow into something useful and edible. Check out our video through the link below.

Previous review:

'What an enjoyable day! The kids had a great time and learnt loads. Seeing how their seedlings are growing is now a morning ritual'

Video by Shaun Johnson @hoo_creative
Jekka's Adult and Child Master Class

Jekka's Chocolate Making Master Class

Our second Friends of Jekka's Master Class is with Master Chocolatier Jane Swayne on the 28th May. Jane has won numerous Great Taste Awards and has been chosen as one of 10 of the best artisans in the land by Olive Food magazine. Jane Swayne, specialises in creating delicious chocolates with fresh herbs, spices & fresh fruit purees.

This popular Master Class will be the beginning of a chocolate habit that lasts a lifetime. During the Master Class you will learn how to temper, create unique ganaches with herbs from Jekka's Herbetum and experiment with different decoration techniques.

Previous review:

' I cannot recommend this course enough to all chefs & budding chocolatiers. You also get to take home your own creations!'

Learn more about Jayne Swayne and her approach to chocolate making through the link below.
Read Jekka's Blog on Jane Swayne, Master Chocolatier

 Jekka's Gifts For Mother's Day

Launched at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show our UK made, beautifully screenprinted homeware and gifts were designed by Hannah McVicar and inspired by Jekka's Herbetum. For Mother's Day we are have an offer on our aprons and tea towels, buy both together for £25; click on the link below and browse the three herb inspired designs.

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