GREEN GOD­DESSES

The women lead­ing a herbal re­vival

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From rose­mary wa­ter and lemon-balm tea to chervil soup and bay ice-cream, botan­i­cal flavours are set to dom­i­nate our kitchens, boosted by the suc­cess of Bri­tain’s fe­male-led herb farms. At Halzephron on the Lizard Penin­sula (www.halzherb.com), a mother-and-daugh­ter team pro­duce chut­neys and pre­serves from their home-grown herbs, while Lind­sey An­der­son, who owns the Lit­tle Herb Farm in St An­drews (www.the­lit­tle­herb­farm.co.uk), makes su­perb ar­ti­sanal vine­gars. If you’re a bud­ding hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist, book a mas­ter­class with Jekka Mcvicar, dubbed the ‘queen of herbs’ for her 650-strong col­lec­tion. frances hedges Jekka’s Herb Farm classes (www.jekkasherb­farm.com) take place in March and April.

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