Currently a patron of the society, McVicar will take over from current president Judith Hann.
McVicar has won more than 60 gold medals at RHS shows, including 14 at Chelsea and an RHS Lawrence Medal. She is a great believer in using seasonal herbs in cooking and the Herb society is hoping to feature recipes in its journal and website.
McVicar closed the nursery side of her farm at the end of September to make way for plans to build a ‘herboretum’ to display the unique herb collection on the site.
The herboretum will open in 2014 and is hoped to be a resource for plant identification and the backbone of a new school at the farm.