I’m Jacqui Brocklehurst and this is me sitting on Joe Swifts knee in my award winning shed!

The shed is just one of the exhibits I have created for the RHS flower show, Tatton.

The Hungry Gardeners shed and was covered in herbs and other edible plants. I even built a tiny kitchen on the back to cook with. The shed is now in my back garden and I love it.

I’ve designed and built several award winning gardens at the show including Eat my garden



A beautiful space to relax in and enjoy a freshly picked salad and a glass of wine. The whole garden is filled with edible plants; herbs, salads, chillies, oats, apples, squashes, edible flowers. It is a place that tastes as good as it looks.

I have also had a Herbal Tea Party…

herbal tea party

Rachel de Thame came to that one and we shared a pot of strawberry tea.

Needing something a little stronger I created The Cider House Rules

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Filled with wild flowers, apple trees and a cider making shed this proved to be a very popular garden!

I’ve done edible edible table displays

Cooked with the best

IMG_0842Brian Mellor of Harthill cookery school you taught me well

And written for magazines including Cheshire Life


So you see I love to garden and my passion lies with edible gardens. I have an allotment and I love to grow good things to eat. I cook with my produce and am just in the process of growing more cut flowers to bring into the house like the kitchen gardeners of old used to do.

I love to share my passions through writing and also offer gardening advice on Saturday morning as one of BBC radio manchesters gardening experts

cropped-dscfbbc5004.jpgSo if there’s anything you need to know about gardening feel free to ask.

And if you are the producer of Gardeners World the answer is ‘Yes. I’d love to broadcast from my shed!’

In the meantime I hope you enjoy my blog and here’s to happy gardening.