- March 30, 2017
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The Herb Society’s 90th Birthday

This year sees the ninetieth anniversary of the formation of the Herb Society. In 1927 Hilda Leyel (1880 - 1957) founded the Society of Herbalists, which would later become the Herb Society, with the aim of supporting the practice of herbal medicine in Britain. For more about this fascinating lady, who did many charitable works, ...
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- May 20, 2016

Herb Society events 2016

It's May and the sun is shining on herb gardens around the country A great time of year to get out and about for herbal inspiration RHS Flower Shows Chelsea Flower Show this year is 24-28 May. The Herb Society doesn't take a stand at this event, but we can guarantee a profusion of herbs! For example ...
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- October 13, 2015

Herb Society AGM 2015

Ryton Organic Garden in the sunshine The Herb Society was very lucky with the weather for this years AGM which was held at Garden Organic near Coventry. Herb Society day out in pictures Thank you very much to Nicky Westwood, Penny Asquith-Evans and and Gwenneth Heyking for sharing their lovely pictures of the day! Click on images ...
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- September 15, 2015
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Herb Society President’s Day with Toby Buckland

A warm welcome to herb enthusiasts at Powderham Members and their guests were invited to visit Toby Buckland at his nursery at Powderham Castle in Devon on Sat 5th Sept. Herbs, Hedgerows & History Recently retired Chairman Barbara Depledge attended the day entitled "Herbs, ...
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- August 4, 2015

Our Herb Society stand at Tatton Park 2015

Thyme for Tea at Tatton flower show RHS Tatton has just finished, and we are really pleased with the way our stand was received! The Herb Society wanted to highlight the many plants and flowers commonly grown in a British garden that could be used as a herbal tea. Beautiful garden design ...
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- June 10, 2015
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Bowood House Garden Festival

Emphasis on Herbs at Bowood Last weekend was Bowood House garden festival in Wiltshire. It is one of two garden festivals organised by Herb Society President Toby Buckland, the other one being Powderham in Devon. Bowood is a grade I listed Georgian country house with interiors by Robert Adam and gardens designed by Capability Brown. ...
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- April 29, 2015
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Out and about with the Herb Society this Summer

This Weekend is Powderham Castle Garden Festival This event is organised by new Herb Society President Toby Buckland, who has a nursery nearby. Toby has already been very supportive of the society, and there will be many herb-related activities at the event. Powderham is near Exeter, so if you are in the area Fri 1st ...
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- August 6, 2014

Silver Gilt for the Herb Society at RHS Tatton Park

Herb Society pleased to exhibit at RHS flower show RHS Tatton Park is held in magnificent parklands in Cheshire. Herb Society council members Barbara and Peter Depledge led a team of North West group volunteers to create a display typical of a 16th century herb garden. They used top quality plants supplied by society trustee ...
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- June 3, 2014
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Herbs at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Spotting herbs at Chelsea I was lucky enough to get a free ticket to this year's Chelsea flower show by helping out for a few hours at the Plant Heritage cloakroom. I absolutely adored all the cottage style plantings in the show gardens, many given a prairie twist by adding grasses into the mix. So for ...
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