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Four Seasons of Herbal Medicine ~ Autumn

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The use of herbs as natural remedies is as old as time. Our understanding of their therapeutic properties has expanded across centuries and continents, yet our fascination with them remains.

Join this full day workshop guiding you through a multi-sensory experience of seasonal herbs and remedy making.

With Meghan Rhodes of Rhodes Roots & Remedies, together you’ll explore the therapeutic properties of a selection of herbs through three traditional hands-on methods:

  • Organoleptics – Like learning the skill of wine tasting, this is a fascinating process of understanding a herb’s medicinal properties through the senses of taste and smell.
  • The Doctrine of Signatures – We’ll venture into Helmsley’s beautiful physic garden to explore herbs as the Ancient Greeks did, by using the senses of sight and touch to tease out affinities different plants have to various aspects of our wellbeing.
  • In the Apothecary – Step into the world of mortars and pestles, tinctures and salves, as we create a herbal remedy together for you to take with you at the end of the day.

We’ll also discuss the history of herbal medicine, alongside plenty of time for Q&A throughout.

This workshop is one of a series of four taking place each season at the stunning Helmsley Walled Garden.

Each workshop can be taken on its own or in combination with any or all of the other seasons.

  • One season – £120
  • Two seasons – £240

For full details of the workshops and to book, please visit the events page on the Rhodes Roots & Remedies website – details below.

‘The seasonal workshops are a brilliant introduction for anyone interested in herbs, herbalism and medicinal plants. The workshop exceeded all of my expectations – so much so, I booked the on to the next one there and then! Meghan is so knowledgeable, approachable and informed in all things. The workshop is also a very hands-on experience. I loved every minute and can’t wait for the next one. The setting is beautiful too. I would whole heartedly recommend for anyone considering.’ ~ Melanie


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Helmsley Walled Garden
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York, YO62 5AH United Kingdom
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