About us...

I have been growing herbs for over 20 years. I love cooking with herbs for my family and dinner parties and have been fortunate enough to have some of my recipes published in the Telegraph, Good Housekeeping and Country Kitchens magazine. A member of the Herb Society (www.herbsociety.org.uk) for over 10 years, I enjoy sharing my passion for herbs through the herb cookery courses and other herb related courses I run from my home on the Surrey/West Sussex border.

My aim is to inspire everyone to use more herbs. Particularly in cooking, but also in the home and garden. Herbs are the most wonderful natural resource and most are easy to grow. In fact some can take over if you are not careful where you put them. It doesn't matter if you have a window box or a dedicated herb garden - herbs can enhance your life in so many ways.

Herb cookery courses are kept small and friendly - between 8 and 10 people. Recipes are not overly complicated but generally dinner party standard. I find there is no need to get stressed to impress!

How to grow herbs is an increasingly popular half day course which can be booked by special arrangement if you have a group of you who are interested (min. 5 - max. 10 people).

Christmas wreath and table decoration course is a seasonal highlight with people coming back year after year for the fun and the joy of making your own to take home - plus of course the chat over lunch!

Dates are published on this site throughout the year. Increasingly I get asked to do additional dates for groups who want to book a day out together doing something different and catching up over a good lunch. We have had groups celebrating a special birthday, WI groups and men only - all great fun. Recipes are changed each season and from year to year and I am glad to say we get many people coming again and again.

People are always saying how much they enjoy the friendly and informal style of the day, the lunch! And having a stroll around the garden talking about the herbs and their uses. It is so good to see them go away enthused and ready to try something new.

...so go on give it a try and come and see us.

Sue Taunton