Isabell Shipard's passion is herbs, and she loves to inspire and share the joys and wonders of natural herbs and their uses.
For over 30 years, Isabell and her husband Derrick, have lived on their picturesque farm at Nambour, Queensland, Australia, and grown, used and distributed herbs on the Sunshine Coast and by mail order.
Their large collection of culinary herbs, other herbs, spices, Fruit Trees, Rare Edibles and seed varieties have been sought after by gardeners throughout Australia and internationally. They have supplied herbs for cooking demonstration by 'The Naked Chef' Jamie Oliver, and displays for international expos.
For over 10 years, Isabell was a guest on ABC radio Coast FM for the popular segment, Herb of the Week, sharing practical uses of herbs. Isabell has assisted universities and botanical gardens in sourcing plants for display and their use in research.
The farm has been featured on numerous TV programs, including Gardening Australia, The Great South East and Totally Wild. With Isabell's experience and knowledge of growing and using herbs as culinary delights, alternative --------- and herbal --------, she has taught courses on herbs at the Sunshine Coast TAFE, and areas in Queensland, and has often been asked to speak at schools, herb and garden clubs, permaculture and organic growers' groups, expos and organisations interested in natural ------, herbs and their uses.
Note: Shipard's Herb Farm Nursery is open to the public and has for sale a large range of herbs, spices, fruit trees, rare edibles, non-hybrid seeds, books and Dvd's and a range of other products available.
OPEN HOURS: Mon. Tues. Thurs. Sat. 10am-2pm. If wishing to call at the farm at any other time, ring the Herb Farm on 07 54411101 (in Open Hours to confirm suitable time). Note: in Queensland we are not on Daylight Saving Time over summer.
SHIPARDS HERB FARM
LOCATION: 139 Windsor Rd, Burnside, Nambour, Qld.
Directions: If coming from Brisbane, once in Nambour, turn left at 1st traffic lights (Kentucky Fried Chicken) into Arundel Ave; go under railway bridge, over bridge, veer to left at roundabout, turn right at next roundabout into Windsor Rd, go about 1 mile down Windsor Rd, watch on right, and drive past Cooloola Sunshine Institute of Tafe, and Patrick King Drive, and now watch for Shipards Herb Farm sign, at bottom of next drive way.
Postal Address: Shipards Herb Farm
P.O Box 66, Nambour, Qld Australia 4560
Fax: 07 54716430