The Cottage Herbery
When Kim & Rob Hurst first established The Cottage Herbery in 1976 it was primarily with the view to growing quality herbs, aromatic & scented foliage plants.
From the very beginning every plant at the Cottage Herbery has been grown naturally & peat free. The ethos of this being is if you are producing a plant for natural flavouring, healing and fragrance then that plant should be produced naturally. Now also grown on the Nursery is an interesting selection of hardy perennials and the more unusual edibles.
The peat free compost they use and originally developed is Soil Association approved and carries its own symbol as the only coir based compost to be organic, its trade name is ‘Fertile Fibre’.
‘We care about the quality and health of our plants from every stage of their growth and by the comments from of our customers (many of which are long standing) they can be sure that once planted they ‘grow away’ well.’
The Cottage Herbery is an award winning nursery having won numerous awards throughout its career, including the most coveted award; a Chelsea Gold Medal, on more than one occasion.
The Cottage Herbery is also a member of the Herefordshire Horticultural hub, a collective that promotes local growers, businesses and horticultural specialists.
All photographs used here have been taken by either India Hobson, Kim Hurst or India Hurst.