Herb Walks

Medicinal Herb Walks, Herbal Workshops and Talks in 2019

Have you thought about organising a gudied walk in the local woods or countryside? Frances can tailor a walk for your group in Bushey, Watford or surrounding areas during the summer. Walks can be during the week or at the weekend and generally start at 2pm and last approximately 2 hours. We will seek out plants in the hedgerows and local woods, that have a history of traditional use as herbal medicine. Frances also has a series of talks for gardening interest groups. For further details and a list of talks, call Frances 01923 674050 or email Frances

Infused Herbal Oils and Vinegars
Sunday 19 May, 10-4 pm
Venue, Watford.

Come along and discover the aromatic herbal vinegars you can make for summer and winter salads as well as making medicinal herb oils for aching joints. We will collect some herbs from the wild and make an infused herb oil for you to take home. Cost is £50 per person and spaces are limited. Bring your own lunch. For more details email Frances.

Medicinal Herbal Tea Blending
Sunday 02 June, 10 - 4 pm
Venue, Watford.

Medical herbalists Frances Watkins and Jill Mills 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 cost is £50 per person and includes all the tastings throughout the day, making a herbal blend of your choice to label, pack and take home, handout for the teas discussed. Bring your own lunch. Spaces are limited. To book a place on the herbal workshop please call 01923 674050 or email Frances.

Herbal Infusions, Decoctions and Syrups
Saturday 22 June, 10-4 pm
Venue, Bushey.

Medical herbalists Frances and Jill 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 £50 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. 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 Plants in History
Sunday 14 July, 2-4 pm
Venue, Bushey.

This walk will focus on those plants that have provided such an important part in developing modern drugs for maintaining health and a number of plants currently being researched that will provide medicines in the future. Discover which of these trees and shrubs have been traditionally used in Western herbal medicine for over two thousand years and included in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. The walk will be facilitated by medical herbalists Frances and Jill.

Spaces are limited so do book early and tickets are £10 each.

Herbal Lotions and Potions
Saturday 27 July, 10-4 pm
Venue, Bushey.

Medical herbalists Frances and Jill 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 £50 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. 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.



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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