Christmas gifts, decorations and fresh herbal teas to ward off winter blues by herb expert Jekka McVicar are among the festive treats in store for visitors at the RHS November London Flower Show, Friday 9 – Saturday 10 November. To book tickets call 0207 821 3408.
Visitors will be able to pick up gifts and goodies for the gardener in their life and stock up on home decorations for the festive season. They can also discover new ideas and pick up tips on how to decorate their home with holly, ivy and indoor plants whilst enjoying fabulous displays of winter plants from the very best nurseries in the UK.
A special treat for visitors is a visit from herb guru Jekka McVicar. Jamie Oliver called her the ‘Queen of Herbs’ after she transformed his garden into a foodie’s treasure trove. Rick Stein made her one of his distinguished Food Heroes for her unparalleled work with herbs. And at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show Jekka McVicar added a 59th gold to her record-breaking collection of medals.
Jekka will be at the show on Friday 9 November from 1.30pm – 5.30pm with freshly made herbal teas to help visitors prepare for the excesses of the party season. Jekka will be also answering questions and signing copies of her new book, ‘Jekka’s Complete Herb Book’, published by Kyle Cathie Ltd, in association with the RHS.
Jekka recommends the following herbal teas for those bracing themselves for the hectic festive season:
Rosemary tea is brilliant for hangovers and for chasing away the winter blues
Thyme and hyssop tea is effective last thing at night if you have a lingering cold or cough
Lemon verbena tea (Jekka calls this the Rolls Royce of herbs) is a great relaxant during the day and can also help you sleep at night
For more information or images on the RHS London Flower Shows contact: Hannah Talbot in the RHS Press Office on 020 7821 3043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.rhs.org.uk/press
For more information on Jekka’s Complete Herb Book contact Sarah Harrison on behalf of Kyle Cathie Ltd on 07768 372892 or email email@example.com
The RHS Harvest Market is one of seven RHS London Flower Shows that are held throughout autumn, winter and spring and are where some of the UK’s best nurseries sell the very best seasonal plants, flowers, trees and shrubs.
RHS Lawrence Hall, Greycoat Street, SW1 (nearest tubes are St James Park and Victoria, 5 minutes)
Opening Times and prices :
9 November 11am-7pm (£5, RHS members FREE)
10 November 10am-5pm (£3, RHS members FREE)
To book tickets in advance, call T: 0207 821 3408 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm)
Jekka’s Complete Herb Book
In Association with the Royal Horticultural Society By Jekka McVicar
The New Edition
Revised and Enlarged in hardback Price: £25.00 Published: 18 October 2007
In this completely revised, updated and reformatted edition of her best selling book Jekka talks the reader through every step of organically growing over 350 different herbs.
Upcoming RHS London Flower Shows
15 - 16 January 2008, Winter Colour
12 - 13 February 2008, Signs of Spring
11 - 12 March 2008, The World of Plants
15 - 16 April 2008, Daffodil Festival
About the RHS
The RHS is the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Its charitable work includes undertaking scientific research into issues affecting gardeners, holding plant trials and educational events and activities.
RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit www.rhs.org.uk
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