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Maya Thomas

After spending years in London’s creative sector Maya Thomas decided to retrain at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, where she specialised in herbs for Women’s Health.

Ballymaloe trained and and from a long lineage of cooks and medicinal plant people, she has worked with some of the best medicinal and culinary herb gardens, including Chelsea Physic Garden, Weleda and works alongside gardener-of-choice to the UK’s top chefs, Anna Greenland. 

She works as a writer, consultant and travels the country interviewing and learning from those that have dedicated their lives to herbs. Along with writing, Maya is developing a podcast to shed light on herbs, their history and the people that work with them.