The Herb Society Members’ Day and AGM – Saturday 14th September 2024


pictures of Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Join us for a day of inspiration, education and community as The Herb Society hosts a combined Members’ Day and AGM at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens on Saturday the 14th September.

The Herb Society Members' Day 2024


Our first in-person meet-up since 2019, the event is taking place at the Dorothy Fox Education Centre, which is on the grounds of the beautiful Sheffield Botanical Gardens.


The Dorothy Fox Education Centre



Event Highlights and Agenda:


All Herb Society members are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting, which will be held in-person at this event. The AGM will also be live-streamed so members who cannot make the trip to Sheffield can view the meeting. Information about how to reserve a ticket to the AGM livestream will be sent to you via email in early July.


Guest Speaker:


Dr. Phil Deakin


We are delighted to be joined by Dr. Phil Deakin, who is a practising herbalist with a background in conventional medicine. The title of Phil’s talk is “The plants you need will find you” – stories and journeys into herbal medicine “, which will focus on some UK plants and how they have shaped herbal medicine and the impact they have had on Phil’s own herbal journey.

Many of us who spend time amongst plants will know that there will often be certain ones which feature prominently at key moments in our lives.

In this presentation Phil will tell stories about encounters with some of the plants that have become a part of his own journey and highlight some of the mythology, folklore, tradition and science that they embody. 

Phil’s Bio

Phil Deakin BSc (Sheffield and Lincoln) MB ChB FNIMH MCPP MURHP

Phil’s route to herbal practice has encompassed work as a doctor in hospitals, primary care and unscheduled care settings. Although he now identifies as a herbalist, his experiences in conventional healthcare have equipped him to reference a number of perspectives when supporting people with their health and wellbeing as a herbal practitioner.

Phil regards himself as a facilitator for sharing knowledge rather than a teacher. Spending time with others spotting the connections between plants, people and wellbeing makes him feel very happy.

Facebook: @herbdoctorphil

Garden Tours:

Glasshouses at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Tours of the botanical gardens will be made available on the day, with Glasshouse tours being provided if there is inclement weather.  



Refreshments will be available upon arrival and a lunch with vegan and gluten-free options will be provided on the day. Tea, coffee and water will be made available with lunch and throughout the afternoon.



  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM:  Registration and Welcome
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:  Annual General Meeting 
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:  Guest Speaker/Raffle
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM:    Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:      Garden Tour
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM:      Afternoon Refreshments and Time to Socialise


Bees at the Botanical Garden



Tickets will go on sale at 9am Monday 1st July. The cost of the in-person event will be £25, which includes the guest speaker’s talk, garden tour, lunch and refreshments.

Ticket sales will close at 11:45pm on Saturday 31st August 2024. 

Separate tickets to live-stream of the AGM will also be available at no cost.


** To book tickets you’ll need your THS membership number – simply LOG IN to your Herb Society account and your membership number will be showing on your dashboard. **

There will be herb-related products, posters and plants for sale on the day.

We look forward to welcoming you to a day filled with learning and herbal community spirit. Let’s celebrate our shared passion for herbs and make this Members’ Day and AGM an unforgettable experience!