The Herb Society Online Event: Saturday 19th October 2024 (10.30am to 12 noon)

Members, our third and final online event of the year will take place on Saturday 19th October – so save the date!

Join us online for a morning of glorious herbs, excellent speakers and knowledge that you can use at home.

We’re busy lining up the next three interesting speakers for you – further information and booking information will follow later in the summer in the Herb Society Newsletter.

Not a member? Annual membership costs just £40. For full details of all member benefits please click here.

To give you an idea of the types of subjects covered by our very knowledgable speakers, the line up for our May event is shown below.

Creating A Sustainable Cutting Garden 


Live from her 19th Century Cheshire wharf built by Thomas Telford, Kathryn Cronin – a leading sustainable florist and the founder of Fierceblooms, will be motivating us with her ideas and inspiration for creating and growing our own sustainable, scented, seasonal cutting garden with both flowers and herbs.


In addition, she will be giving us practical tips to be more sustainable in our gardening practices and will be making a live demonstration of how to make a Tussie Mussie, that captures the beauty of May, in it’s purest, most seasonal moment.


Kathryn’s first love was flowers and gardening, inspired by her late grandfather. After studying a degree in Botany, followed by a 25-year corporate career, she returned to what she loved most. Now, 10 years later, Kathryn has created a thriving, sustainable and environmentally focussed British flower business, for which herbs are playing an increasingly important role, in her highly-acclaimed wild garden style designs.


Fierceblooms is an environmentally friendly, wholly sustainable business. Kathryn creates everlasting and fresh floral wild garden style designs for beautiful weddings, funerals and life’s many other meaningful moments – all of which are compostable. She also runs classes and workshops for small groups.  All use exclusively British grown flowers from her seasonal, scented canal side wild garden.


Out of the industrial rubble of yesteryear now comes gorgeous everlasting and fresh flowers, food, and herbs, from the heavy clay soil of the land. “Our sustainable commitment is to the life and love of the land, that we are fortunate to be custodians of. “



The Magic of Herbs


As Herb Society members we are passionate about herbs and probably if we grow them, we understand how they behave in unexpected ways. Probably also, we have all had a deep, emotional, or mystical experience with herbs, maybe standing in the allotment at twilight and watching them or walking away feeling inspired or calmed or happy just seeing their jolly faces. This is not mere whimsy. Plants, like all living things have their character and nature and some we resonate with and love, while we feel no connection to others.

In this talk, Elisabeth will explore some of her thoughts on the Magic of Herbs and her favourites and those she gives the thumbs down to. Plants have much to teach us if we care to listen.

Elisabeth Brooke qualified as a Herbalist in 1980 and has been in practice since then. She runs workshops and teaches worldwide and is the author of nine books including the bestselling A Woman’s Book of Herbs and Herbal Therapy for Women – both published by