The Herb Farm offers an extensive collection of herbs and plants and herbal products. Stroll through our attractive gardens or lose yourself in The Saxon Maze but don't forget to visit 'Rebel Coffee @ The Herb Farm' for a choice of homemade fare. You will also discover in The Barn Shop a fascinating and ever changing display of decorative and practical items as well as many unusual gifts.
Our Nursery and Gardens
Herbs for cooking, fragrant specimens for containers or a whole herb garden - whatever your requirements, our experienced staff will be able to advise on suitable methods of cultivation to achieve the best results.
We stock a large selection that includes grasses and other perennials suitable for a sunny, dry aspect through to plants suitable for shady areas.
The Barn Shop
Our shop contains a unique array of products and gift items for friends and family. Ranging from jams and spreads to high end St Eval candles. To books and little toys for the young ones.
We also stock furniture and garden decorative sculptures, and birdbaths. An eclectic collection of crafted items to add a touch of elegance and style to your garden.
The Herb Farm was established in 1985 with the reconstruction on its present site of the picturesque 18th-century timber-framed barn transported from a farm south of Reading. This building formed the centre-piece of the specialist herb propagation and growing enterprise - the sale of herb and other home and garden products was introduced in 1989.
The Saxon Maze was opened in 1991 to coincide with the Year of the Maze, and has proved to be a very popular attraction, especially popular with families. The maze is currently undergoing extensive regeneration work to improve the quality of the beech hedging.
In 1995 a number of additional larger polythene structures were erected to improve plant growing conditions and protection as well as providing further covered sales area.
1999 saw the major construction work on the new purpose-built timber-framed barn, skilfully and very sympathetically blended with the structure of the old barn. This provided the additional space needed for improved shopping facilities, as well as more attractive and extensive displays of gifts and other products.
In 2003 The Orangery Coffee Shop was opened in the newly-refurbished Conservatory. And in 2006 this became Daisy’s Coffee Shop, where customers can enjoy an excellent menu and distinctive service any time of the day in relaxed, comfortable and attractive garden surroundings.
In 2015 the owners daughter joined the business and started to operate the coffee shop ourselves, then in 2016 her husband joined with them taking over the day to day running of the business.
In 2020 the coffee shop changed hands with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and then once again in 2022 to where we are today.