A culinary herb popular since Roman times, chervil has a delicate aniseed flavour and fine lacy leaves. Used along with chives, parsley and tarragon, it makes up the classic French ‘fines herbes’.
- Popular culinary herb
- Easy to grow
- Prefers light shade
- Versatile herb
Chervil is symbolically linked to Lent, but was probably a herb used as a spring tonic long before Christianity for its blood cleansing and restorative properties after traditional winter fare.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: May - August
A delicate elegant spring herb, chervil is easy to grow and prefers the cooler weather earlier and later in the year. It grows much better in light shade away from the direct heat of the sun and when the weather really warms up in July it produces thick flowering stems at the expense of the leaves. As a hardy annual, once flowering it won't produce more leaves, but the seeds can be harvested once ripe and sown the following spring.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.