Herbs have been cultivated for thousands of years for their aromatic, health-giving and culinary qualities. Today they are also valued as attractive additions to any garden or as sweet-smelling decoration in the home. In this book herb expert Barbara Segall, food writer Louise Pickford and stylist Rose Hammick pool their knowledge to celebrate every aspect of herbs, from growing conditions in beds, borders, containers and indoors to decorative ideas for herbs in the home. Cooking with herbs is explored in 35 recipes, from snacks to sweet things, and there are simple treatments for skin, hair and relaxation. The book ends with a directory of 75 common herbs. With special photography by Caroline Arber and William Lingwood.