Thyme - picture credit - Coriander Easily purchased at the supermarket and will grow well in a light place, out of direct sunlight. Cheers! How to Eat It. Mint basket - picture credit -, Select a wide surfaced container such as a window box and fill with well-drained potting soil.
If you have a large enough trough to fill, thyme can create a beautiful tapestry of different coloured foliage. According to the medieval Herbarium, rosemary was used to soothe toothaches and treat fresh wounds. Probably the most tricky of the 5 herbs on this list. Rosemary A shrubby herb which thrives in pots and is used in a number of gins as a fragrant botanical. Keep the soil moist by watering frequently. All you need is a pot with drainage holes, and sunshine. Water completely each time but allow the pot to dry before watering again. Cut the flowering stems back in late August and dry them. Probably the easiest of the herbs to grow. Sweet, soothing and fragrant, as a gin botanical this mildly flavoured herb melts into the background, while unlocking depths of flavour in the botanicals it accompanies. You might also be interested in: Handy guide to pairing your garnish with your gin. These suites were transformed into havens of relaxation encompassing all the natural properties offered by the botanicals to ensure an experience which leaves you feeling replenished and restored. Mint As an aggressive spreader mint is best situated to being grown in a pot, provided it’s a fairly large one! In Anglo-Saxon times, sage was thought to benefit both body and mind by fighting infections and quickening the senses and memory, hence the word’s other meaning: a person of profound wisdom. Keep your mint plant watered and moist, Gin suggestions - Daffy's Gin, Bloom Gin, Wint and Lila Gin. We all seem to love a gin and tonic these days and the choice available in the local pubs is growing. Mint – Probably the most popular herb used in cocktails, mint is easy to grow but also a bit of a bully in the garden. As a gin botanical, it’s bold, fresh and herbaceous; sweet yet peppery on the palate, with a camphor-like aroma on the nose. In the medieval Herbarium, basil is described as an antidote to snake bites.

There are special fertiliser mixtures which are designed to bring citrus plants to flower which will in turn lead to fruit. I agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rosemary enjoys the same growing conditions as lavender; a well-drained sunny spot. Infuse your gin with chamomile! Lavender Lavender grows well in free draining soil in a sunny spot, and if this can be replicated in a pot, it will also grow well. Juniper must be the signature flavour of any gin you try! Rosemary can often benefit from being potted every other year to keep the plant healthy. Coriander Easily purchased at the supermarket and will grow well in a light place, out of direct sunlight.

Official supplier to the British and Irish Lions, © 2020 The Spirit of Harrogate. Sow seeds of annual herbs like basil and coriander every couple of weeks to provide you with fresh leaves throughout summer. Angelica root can be used to make bitters, vermouth, dubonnet and chartreuse.

With help from award winning Chelsea Flower Show gardener Matthew Wilson, Hotel Du Vin suites in Harrogate, York, Birmingham, Brighton and Wimbledon were transformed into Slingsby-inspired botanical jungles. This easy gin cocktail uses apple juice as the mixer - and it's scrummy! In gin drinks, it pairs well with egg whites. Leave in a sunny spot.

This grapefruit cocktail has been named after one of our favourite animals! With gin, it pairs well with citrus fruits. Replant your supermarket purchase in a pot with a drainage hole to allow the plant to grow well. Primroses have a subtle taste but are a pretty garnish in salads and on desserts. Matthew has since put together a helpful guide to growing your own botanicals, allowing you to create your very own botanical garden at home…. The leaves are wonderfully fragrant. The Anglo-Saxons used juniper as a cure for digestive issues. It’s easy to keep in the winter months as it only needs four to five hours of sun per day, Gin suggestions - Sipsmith VJOP Gin, GlenWyvis Gin. Harvest the leaves while the plant is low or let the stalk grow for seeds. A free draining compost is also very important, this can be done by adding grit to your potting compost. Sweet, soothing and fragrant, as a gin botanical this mildly flavoured herb melts into the background, while unlocking depths of flavour in the botanicals it accompanies. Place your lavender plant somewhere it will receive full sun (at least 8 hours per day) and water it sparingly. Said to bloom on St Michael’s feast day, angelica was used by Anglo-Saxons as protection against the plague and evil spirits, as well as in earache cures and for hex-breaking! It’s the perfect size to fit on a windowsill so that it’s out of the way but still within reach when you want to add a twist of flavour to your drink; the perfect gift for any gin lover or avid herb grower. All rights reserved. Like this? Root bearing shoots can be re-potted and given as gifts or kept to expand your own crop! We support responsible decision-making. Inspired by the restorative botanicals used in Slingsby Gin, herbs such as Lemon Thyme and Milk Thistle were grown with plants such as Lavender, a traditional sleep aid. The same goes for the garnishes. We’ve moved on from the days of Gordon’s or Bombay Sapphire being the only options available.

A strong flavour but can be excellent when paired with the right gin.
Coriander garnish - picture credit -, An easy one to look after. Add your basil leaves to a sturdy glass or cocktail shaker and press down gently with your muddler and twist until the scent of basil fills the air. Lavender - picture credit

Once dried they can then be placed in a linen bag, slipped under a pillow for an age old sleep remedy. Grow your own garnish giftpack The perfect gift for gin lovers, our new giftpack contains an easy to use herb planter crafted from our iconic bottle. Now get yourself down the garden centre... Impress your friends and invite them round! Chamomile pairs well with apple in gin - like the slices in September’s Gin of the Month box! Find out more at and Five Best Herbs to Grow in An Indoor Or Outdoor Herb Garden Posted by Jennifer Nelson on Dec 31, 2018 There’s a reason gardeners (and even those with not-so-green thumbs!)

They can also move outside in summer, however make sure you remember to bring them in once the weather turns cooler.

You can grow an herb garden in Mason jars placed on or near a windowsill. Add to Indian curries such as harissa or tikka masala. In the last few years the list of craft gins available has grown vastly.

make sure that you place it in the brightest window in your house. This broken-down caravan is now an incredible gin bar! 5 Herbs to Grow in Your Cocktail Garden. Registered address: 4 Sceptre House, Hornbeam Square North, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PB Registration no. Use it in cocktails like the Clover Clubs and Gin Sours. It spreads so voraciously that it’s best grown in a container. Although growth slows in winter thyme can be harvested all year round. © Copyright - The Greenwich Tea Company -. Here are the top 5 gin garnishes you could grow right from your kitchen windowsill. How to grow herbs at home. Strawberries Ideal to grow in pots window boxes and hanging baskets due to their naturally trailing nature.

Rosemary has a tea-like aroma and a piney flavour. It is also one of the most versatile flavours, brightening up most gin and tonics. In gin, sage pairs well with sweet fruits like apple and pineapple, which balance its strong flavour. Simply combine 300ml gin with ten sprigs of flowering chamomile and refrigerate for a minimum of 20 hours. This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Basil Grows well on a windowsill, out of direct sunlight but with lots of ambient light. In gin-based drinks, it pairs well with plum, almond, rhubarb and the traditional gin botanicals in Wessex Alfred the Great Gin! Get 25% off membership when you sign up to our newsletter! Grow your own herbs at home to perfectly complement your favourite gin and tonics, with this beautiful gin garden gift set from Thompson & Morgan. If you want mint in your bed, plant it in a container first and then dig a spot in the bed for the container. We’ve moved on from the days of Gordon’s or Bombay Sapphire being the only options available. Probably more associated with a greek salad, but can be the perfect garnish. We all seem to love a gin and tonic these days and the choice available in the local pubs is growing. Juniper pairs beautifully with a whole lot of botanicals, tonics and cocktail ingredients - it’s the reason gin is such a versatile spirit. You can grow herbs indoors on the windowsill, in pots outdoors or straight in the ground. Herbs which will grow well outdoors in a window box or pots. Remember, keep your eye out for your discount code! Thyme has a subtle, dry aroma and a slightly minty flavour, very refreshing.

22 of the prettiest gin glasses to add to your Christmas list for Santa! Lavender likes heat, so perfect for in the kitchen. Not a fan of tonic water?

Infuse your cocktails with the woodsy flavours of rosemary by using it to make a syrup: combine 200ml of water and 200g of sugar in a saucepan, along with five sprigs of rosemary.

Use it to make meat marinades, especially for chicken and beef.

These colourful G&Ts are the perfect way to brighten up the autumn and winter months! Rosemary was placed under pillows to ward off nightmares and was exchanged by brides and grooms as a symbol of wisdom and faithfulness. It was one of the nine herbs that the Anglo-Saxons held most sacred, according to a 10th century text called Remedies. Strawberries are dormant in winter and begin to grow again in spring, producing fruit from the start of summer. Gently muddled, basil makes for an amazing cocktail! It’s inspired us to write our very own Gin Herbarium, providing you with a few fun facts from the history of herbology, while offering practical advice on how to use your favourite herbal botanicals in your gin! You're now subscribed to our newsletter! The Gin Herbarium: a guide to herbal gin botanicals! Find out more by visiting our Privacy & Cookies page. Our partnership with Hotel du Vin back in 2018 was a match made in heaven from the off. love to buy, tend to and grow fresh herbs. Gone are the days of just a slice of lemon or lime. Then discard the chamomile and use your chamomile-infused gin to make a cocktail. By entering this site you agree to our COOKIE POLICY, TERMS AND CONDITIONS and PRIVACY POLICY. Juniper berries make a fabulous garnish, which is precisely why they’re in September 2019’s Gin of the Month box! In the last few years the list of craft gins available has grown vastly. Use of this site is for personal use in countries where the consumption of alcohol beverage is lawful, of persons who are lawfully permitted to consume alcoholic beverages.