The Jam Maker's Garden

The Jam Maker's Garden by Holly Farrell and Jason Ingram

Grow your own seasonal preserves

Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238145
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Growing your own veg, fruit, herbs and flowers is second nature for many gardeners but this book shows how to preserve the best homegrown ingredients in jams, chutneys, cordials and sauces for many months and even years to come. From planning the jam-maker’s garden through to selecting the best varieties to grow; from sowing and planting to harvesting and foraging, and using tried and tested cooking methods to preserve the best flavour and quality, this book presents 50 recipes for the tastiest jams, chutneys and preserves that you’ll savour for months. Everyone loves eating jam and now we have a good reason to grow the ingredients and create the jams, chutneys and cordials to share.


HOLLY FARRELL is the author of Planting Plans for your Kitchen Garden (2013, How To Books) and RHS Plants from Pips (2015, Mitchell Beazley). She contributes to gardening magazines such as The Garden and Kitchen Garden, and has a blog at

Holly trained at RHS Gardens Wisley where she gained the Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture and the RHS Certificate and Diploma, both with Commendation. After working as Head Gardener on a private estate she now combines her career as a garden writer with freelance work as a consultant on kitchen gardens for private clients.

Holly has been growing her own fruit and vegetables for many years, in a variety of settings from allotments to container gardens. Holly is also a keen and experienced baker, and while she's happy to produce wedding cakes for friends or hundreds of biscuits for a Christmas market stall, she doesn't need a reason to bake!

JASON INGRAM is an award-winning garden and food photographer who photographs plants, gardens and people for magazines and books. His previous published work with Frances Lincoln includes Kitchen Garden Experts, One Pot Gourmet Gardener and The Cut Flower Patch. Jason was judged Photographer of the Year by the Garden Media Guild in 2013 and 2014. 

Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238145
Size: 7.283 in x 9.843 in / 185 mm x 250 mm
"Holly of the ever-increasing breed of gardener cooks, she is as much at home in the kitchen as in the garden.  Her writing is simple yet enthusiastic: her explanations are clear and her eagerness is infectious.  The photographs, by the accomplished Jason Ingram, are mouth-wateringly appealing." 
"All you need to know about preserving homegrown ingredients is included in The Jam Maker's Garden. What sets it apart from other books on preserving is that it also offers guidance and advice on growing the produce to preserve." 
"informative and beautifully illustrated... A book to savour whatever your culinary interests." 
"Holly Farrell makes preserving simple, meaning that anyone can spread a little happiness with a pot of their own jam." 
"whether you need advice on when to prune your plums or the best way of making blackcurrant jam, let Farrell's excellent handbook guide you." 
"This is truly the book to read if you have an interest in jams.  Farrell isn't just a jam expert – she deftly covers curds, pickles, chutneys, ketchups and plenty more."