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 1 Day Workshops – ‘An Introduction to Herbal Medicine’

20th September and 11th October 2023 from 10am – 3pm

Two separate one-day workshops looking at different aspects herbalism and home remedies used to treat a variety of common ailments.

September’s Workshop looks at traditional late Summer harvested herbs that can be used in herbal remedies to support our health and included in our own medicine chest. Whilst in October we will explore medicinal herbs that can commonly be found & used in Autumn.

Both workshops will discover medicinal herbs that can be grown in our gardens, window boxes or allotments & discuss practical techniques for harvesting & storage.

During the sessions, we will be tasting some delicious herbal teas & making some infused oils & tinctures for you to take home.

Held against the backdrop of our new Herbalist Garden, set within our RHS Partner Garden, our Herbal Medicine Courses are taught by medicinal herbalist, Julia Behrens, the writer of ‘Lost in Lyme’ and co-author of Neal’s Yard Remedies book ‘Healing Herbs’. These workshop & courses study the principles underlying herbalism as well as providing practical experience in creating herbal infusions, oils & tinctures for use at home.

Our own RHS Accredited tutor, James Pashley, will be teaching alongside Julia. One of only a handful of people in the UK with a BSc in Medicinal Horticulture, James teaches the propagation, growing & harvesting of medicinal herbs in gardens, containers & allotments.

One-Day Workshop Cost : £125 including refreshments, lunch & materials (Merriments Members get a 20% discount so pay just £100)

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