- 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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- May 24, 2015
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Verdant Hong Kong

Plant spotting in Hong Kong It was my first visit to Hong Kong this Spring and for some reason I was expecting nothing but tower blocks - I was pleasantly surprised how green it was! Sightseeing many green spaces and parks The Big Buddha ...
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- April 22, 2015
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Wanaka lavender farm

Visiting a lavender farm in New Zealand It was great to be able to visit one of the most Southerly lavender farms in the World on my holidays! Lavender growing conditions Wanaka lavender farm is on South Island New Zealand, about an hour from Queenstown, in an alpine area known for its cold winters and hot dry ...
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- March 27, 2015
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Are Hobbits Herbalists?

Hobbiton is a wonderful place to visit I haven't read Tolkein's The Hobbit for a few years, but greatly enjoyed the films, so couldn't resist the opportunity to visit the Hobbiton film set when I was in New Zealand a few weeks ago. Herbs everywhere The film set was built to ...
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- February 11, 2015
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The Herb Garden at Ryton Organic

A few weeks ago, Garden Organic at Ryton was kind enough to host our latest Herb Society committee meeting. I was pleased to get the chance to meet the new trustees, as well as Lynne and Karen from our office. It was a really cold January day, but the sun did come out briefly for ...
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- September 24, 2014
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Isle of Wight Lavender – a national collection

A herb grower on the Isle of Wight Fragrant herbs growing in a lavender garden I was on the Isle of Wight in August for a mini-break with my husband, so thought I'd pop in and have a look at the national collection of lavenders. It was lovely to meet Reuben, whose family has been on ...
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- July 28, 2014
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Visit Plantasia at Kew for Herb Heaven

Herb information in abundance at Plantasia I visited Kew in the first week of June with friends, not realising that Plantasia was on. It's a really informative project, with signage everywhere, explaining the usefulness of a variety of plants. Experience the life-enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer Plantasia Festival until 7 September 2014. Of ...
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