Herb & Storytelling Workshops & Events



The first Herb of the Month will be the mighty yet economical oats!

DATES:  All Tuesdays (fourth in a month) 7 pm to 9 pm. You can attend as a one-off or do a block booking.

2022: 27th September, 25th October, 29th November,

2023: 24th January, 21st February, 21st March, 25th April, 23rd May, 20th June

COST: £15  per session or if block booking two or more £10 per session.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL.  Please email with the dates you would like to attend and I will send on payment information.  

Do you want to expand your understanding and usage of herbal medicine for yourself and your household, but find reading all those online blogs and books leaves you a bit lost and without enough confidence to know what to do?  Why not think of joining this new evening class that will cover one herb at a time with a view to creating embedded knowledge and understanding about the herbs from a broad perspective, and not the endless reductive clinical model?  We will engage in understanding the herbs from many aspects, including where and how they grow best; where they grow; folklore and historical perspectives – have they changed or do they still inform our use today; along with understanding their actions on our bodies, with some basic medicinal science and herbal therapeutics involved.  We will also get to taste and explore the different ways you can use the herbs effectively at home.  

They will take place in the Herbal Clinic, thus while spaces will have to be booked it means we are ensured a friendly, engaged, and supportive evening.


Next Walk:  Sunday 24th July 2022 2pm – 3.30pm

Landport Bottom, £10 cash on the day. Meet at the Herbalist’s Garden at 20 East Way. Sorry, no dogs or children under 16yrs.

Join local Lewes herbalist & storyteller for a walk with a difference, as we connect with the plants and the landscape.    

Come and walk with me and let us find the stories of this land, by listening to the birds, looking at the herbs, and being free to ponder. Will we find by their old folk names: Hedge Tapers, Fairy Wands, Carpenter’s weed, a heg-peg or scraw, cow parsnip, or some Sailor’s tobacco? Or perhaps we shall seek the plants out by their scientific Latin names and come to understand some of their current-day medical uses – but definitely stepping aside from the mechanistic ideology into the world of wonder and healing.

“In the end wild nature will save us” Thoreau

These walks are an invitation for us to truly find our place and presence within the landscape. They are suitable for adults who want to reconnect with the land and the natural rhythm of the seasons. By weaving ourselves back into the web of the ordinary we find enhanced well-being and ease with our place within the natural world.

Expect a gentle walk, with some inclines.  Dress according to the needs of the weather and your comfort.

Natural Immunity & Respiratory Infections

  • Venue – 20 East Way, Lewes  BN7 1NG
  • Cost:  £85 – includes samples on the day and herbs to take away.  
  • Drinks provided but please bring your own lunch.  
  • Bring a pen and notebook.

Saturday 13th November 202 10am – 3.30pm

Yarrow – the greatest herb of them all?

A one day workshop to support our understanding of our bodies natural immunity and how herbal medicine in the home can help our bodies prevent, combat and recover from respiratory infections.

The workshop will cover:

  • An  overview of the immune system and respiratory system.
  • Look at specific medicinal herbs suited to help prevent, treat, and convalesce from infections.
  • Consider remedies to be found in our kitchen and how to use diet to support health.
  • Look at, taste and learn how to blend a medicinal herbal tea mix.
  • Taylor make your own medicinal herbal tea to take home.

Knowledge of herbal medicine is an important way to put your health and your families health back in your own hands.  I see part of my role as an experienced medical herbalist is to share practical and safe information so that people can better take care of their own immediate health and well-being, in natural and effective ways.

Places on the workshop are limited to a maximum of 5, so please book your place by contacting me here:

next event to be arranged.

Witchhazel km

A series of evening workshops explaining what is herbal medicine and how to use them effectively in the home.   Not sure how or when to use a poultice or tea?  Want to   start you own herb first aid kit?  What is good for treating common ailments and boosting your immune system?

In a friendly and supportive group you will cover basic medicinal herbal actions and gain inspiration and knowledge on how to be empowered in using Nature’s medicine chest to treat common ailments.   As a herbalist with over 20 years of clinical experience alongside the insights of all the events of family life I like to encourage people to use remedies that can be easily found in their kitchen or grown in the garden.   You will gain a grounded confidence on when and how to use home remedies to optimise your own well-being over the coming change of seasons, as well as appreciate the pivotal role of herbs in human well-being.   Price includes information hand-outs, starter kits and samples.   Please contact me to book your place on these popular courses as space is limited.


Finding & Using the medicine already in your kitchen and garden!  Introductory talks with demonstrations to give you the practical knowledge to use applications.   You will go home with new skills to use straight away.

Just some of the things that you may have in your kitchen that can be made into medicine…

Ever wanted to know how to take better care of your immediate health needs by using things commonly found in your kitchen, including the medicinal abilities provided by apples, garlic, cabbage, vinegar, salt, thyme, sage and more.  Join us for an exploration of how to make effective remedies from seemingly simple and easily available everyday items.   Your health in your own hands!  In each session we learn about different aspects of our health, and practical ways to make and use medicine.  You will be able to go home with either a simple remedy or be given the materials to make one at home with instructions.


To book a place(s) use the booking form below each event.  If you need further information, help or wish to pay by different means please contact me for further details, stating which event your are interested in.  

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  • BOOKINGS  All workshops need to be paid in advance in full, which will secure your place.   Payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACS payment.  All payments to be referenced with Name and date of course if paid on line.
  • CANCELLATIONS  If you have to cancel, 80% of your fee will be refunded if we can fill your place, otherwise you will forfeit your fee.  If you book and pay and do not attend the course, no refund will be given.  In some circumstances it maybe possible to transfer a booking to another course.
  • In the unlikely event that a course is cancelled by the organiser you will receive a full refund.   

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