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Winter is the time to slow down, rug up with a good book and sip a herbal tea.

Kale loves the cold and annual salad herbs thrive. Robust herbs like rosemary, sage, oregano & thyme find their way into soups and stews.

Renew your supplies of cold and flu herbs. Try making our elderberry syrup recipe.

Cream of Chervil Soup

Abundant in winter and perfect for a creamy soup, Chervil is a versatile herb that tastes delicious and is quite hardy in a light frost.


Mulled Wine

Simmer a warm batch of our mulled wine spice mixand sip by the fire on a chilly night. Now that's how to enjoy winter!


Dried Herbs for Coughs & Colds

Winter is the time to stock up on herbs to support the respiratory system. Herb teas are warming and soothing. Blend some herbs together to create some tonic teas to give you support over the winter time.

Elderberry Syrup for Anti Viral & Immunity Benefits

Elderberry syrup is a great way to get the benefits of elderberries in a delicious way. It is simple to make and you only really need three ingredients; elderberries, water and sugar (or honey).


Planting in Winter

Kale loves the cold and annual salad herbs thrive. Robust herbs like rosemary, sage, oregano & thyme find their way into soups and stews. Check out all of our plants that are great to plant in winter.

Protect your herbs from frost

If you live in a frosty area here are some tips you can try to help keep your garden happy through winter.


Celebrate the Season

Winter is a great time to spend afternoons snuggled up with a herb book. Choose a handful of herbs to research, make notes and create something from them. These herbs may soon become your favourites.

Diffusing essential oils can freshen the air inside and create an uplifting effect on a dreary cold day.

Spread some sunshine on your body with rich calendula creams and oils.

Winter-inspired Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Breathe in Winter

• 3 drops lemon

• 2 drops eucalyptus

• 2 drops peppermint

• 2 drops rosemary


• 3 drops frankincense

• 3 drops marjoram

• 3 drops orange

Peppermint Twist

• 6 dropspeppermint

• 3 dropsylang ylang

Winter Joy

• 2 drops bergamot

• 3 drops melissa

• 4 drops basil

Add your choice of oil blends to the water of your diffuser and turn on… enjoy!

Visit Our Herb Cottage

Mudbrick Herb Cottage is 5 minutes from Mudgeeraba, located in the picturesque hinterland of South East Queensland. During our open weekend, you can visit to get ideas for your own garden or take in the sights and sounds of nature with a cup of fresh herb tea. Everything that we sell online is also available here to take home. As well as a range of fruit trees, potting mix and mulches.

So, do stop by if you’re in the area. Our location is on the map below.