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Herb Walks

Frances will be conducting a series of weekend herbal walks at a number of locations in Bushey and Watford, Herts from March 2017. The walks will begin at 2pm and last approximately 2 1/2 hours. We will seek out plants in the hedgerows and local woods that have a history of traditional use as herbal medicine as well as discussing folklore and use in the home. For further details call 01923 674050 or email Frances

Herbal Workshops and Seminars in 2017

Nettle Beer and Sparkling Herbal Juices
Sunday 26 June, 11-4 pm
Burston Garden Centre
North Orbital Road
Chiswell Green
St Albans
AL2 2DS

Come along and sample tasty herbal drinks for all the family as part of our Herbal Medicine week activities. We will have nettle beer from the hedgerows, elderflower sparkling juice made from local trees as well as some rhubarb and rose iced syrups plus a couple of herbal surprises! Frances and Jill will share their recipes and answer all your herbal questions too. For more details email Frances.

Plant Medicines during the War - Guided Walk
Sunday 16 July, 10-1 pm and 2-4 pm
Reveley Lodge
88 Elstree Road
Bushey Heath
WD23 4GL

We are once again participating in the Bushey Festival in July this year. Come along and meet fellow medical herbalists Frances and Jill for a guided walk around Reveley Lodge Gardens at 10 am or 2 pm. Discover the importance of plants needed for medicines during both World Wars and the traditional folklore of many plants in your borders. The guided walk will last 1-1/2 hours followed by a panel discussion for any questions. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are £6 per person (under 16 free when accompanied by an adult) and will be available from the Bushey Festival Box office from May. Spaces are limited so do book early.

Herbal Infusions, Decoctions and Syrups Workshop
Saturday 16 September, 10-4 pm
Reveley Lodge
88 Elstree Road
Bushey Heath
WD23 4GL

Medical herbalists Frances Watkins and Jill Wright will introduce you to kitchen medicine using herbs to keep away coughs, colds and flu. You will be making your very own relaxing infusion from a selection of dried herbs, a soothing decoction to help relieve coughs and sore throats and a syrup high in vitamin C to help keep away colds throughout the winter months. Spaces are limited so do book early.

The workshop is £40 per person and includes all the herbal remedies that you make and refreshments throughout the day. You will receive a handout for the herbal remedies, a reading list of books for inspiration to make other simple remedies that can be used in the home and we will visit some of the medicinal plants in the garden. Please do bring your own lunch, perhaps something to share with other participants on the workshop. Spaces are limited. To book a place on the herbal workshop please call 01923 674050 or email Frances.

Medicinal Herbal Tea Blending Workshop
Saturday 30 September, 10-4 pm
Reveley Lodge
88 Elstree Road
Bushey Heath
WD23 4GL

Medical herbalists Frances Watkins and Jill Wright will introduce you to the aromas and tastes of medicinal herbal tea blends for relaxation, mood enhancing and a better quality of sleep. Spaces are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment. We will discuss the medicinal properties of each plant, when and where to collect from the wild and how to harvest and store your herbs. Spaces are limited so do book early.

The workshop is £40 per person and includes all the tastings throughout the day, 3 herbal blends of your choice to label, pack and take home, handout for the teas discussed, herbal refreshments throughout the day and we will visit some of the medicinal plants in the garden. Please do bring your own lunch, perhaps something to share with other participants on the workshop. Spaces are limited. To book a place on the herbal workshop please call 01923 674050 or email Frances.

Herbal Lotions & Potions Workshop
Sunday 21 October, 10-4 pm
Reveley Lodge
88 Elstree Road
Bushey Heath
WD23 4GL

Medical herbalists Frances Watkins and Jill Wright will guide you through the steps involved in making your own creams, lotions and other topical preparations to give your skin a treat. In this workshop you will learn about the traditional uses of herbs and be involved in practical activities. Spaces are limited so do book early.

The workshop is £40 per person and includes all the herbal remedies that you make and refreshments throughout the day. You will receive a handout for the herbal remedies, a reading list of books for inspiration to make other simple remedies that can be used in the home and we will visit some of the medicinal plants in the garden. Please do bring your own lunch, perhaps something to share with other participants on the workshop. To book a place on the herbal workshop please call 01923 674050 or email Frances.


Directions to Reveley Lodge gardens
Reveley Lodge is situated at the corner of Elstree Road and Clay Lane in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire. There is very limited parking at Reveley and for major events it is better to park in Caldecote Gardens just opposite Reveley Lodge, or in Clay Lane.

Free Walks to Download
John Harris' website offers a variety of walks in England. Click on the link to download a variety of free walks in Hertfordshire walkinginherts.co.uk







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