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2018 Jekka McVicar


On Thursday 8 Nov there was bumper crowd for the meeting at St Peter’s Hall for the Society’s annual celebrity speaker who this year was Jekka McVicar.  Jekka who is based at Alveston near Bristol has had an outstanding career as a herb specialist, a gardener designer, a  multiple Gold medal award winner at Chelsea and an RHS judge.  And all this after a career in music which saw her perform at the first Glastonbury festival and then pursue another avenue in broadcasting.  This talk saw her reminisce over forty years of specialising in the production of herbs and the development of her business.  It certainly gave us all an insight into the determination needed to succeed in this field it also gave us the opportunity to question her about growing our own herbs in our gardens.  Jekka was a terrific raconteur speaking throughout without notes keeping us informed and entertained.  She was very generous with her time and took as many questions as the audience could come up with.  Thanks very much Jekka
The photo shows our committee with Jekka at the end of her talk

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