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Four Seasons of Herbal Medicine ~ Autumn

September 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The use of herbs as natural remedies is as old as time.
Whilst our understanding of their properties has expanded, our fascination with them remains.
Join this full day workshop to explore the therapeutic properties of seasonal herbs through three traditional hands-on methods:
  • Organoleptics – Like learning the skill of wine tasting, we’ll distil a herb’s medicinal properties through taste and smell.
  • The Doctrine of Signatures – We’ll venture into Helmsley’s beautiful gardens to explore herbs as the Ancient Greeks did, by using sight and touch to tease out further benefits and uses.
  • In the Apothecary – Step into the world of mortars and pestles as we create herbal remedies together for you to take with you at the end of the day.
On the day, you’ll receive a course booklet that contains plant profiles of the herbs we cover and step
by step instructions for the remedies we make.
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.
There is a discounted rate for booking all four seasons in advance, so do be sure to purchase your preferred ticket option.

Course dates on offer in 2023:

Spring – Saturday, 22 April 10am – 4pm
Summer – Saturday, 8 July 10am – 4pm
Autumn – Saturday, 2 Sept 10am – 4pm
Winter – Saturday, 11 Nov 10am – 4pm


£117 for one season, £397 for all four seasons.
Herb Society members receive 10% off with code HERBSOCIETY10

For bookings and more information:


Helmsley Walled Garden
Cleveland Way
York, YO62 5AH United Kingdom
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