Cardiff + < 1h by train Cardiff and am willing to travel
Provided it is not more than an hour or so by train
Sue Minter, Past Chairman of the Herb Society
Prefers to deliver talks locally, but will travel if the host covers travel costs and puts me up for the night if it’s an evening talk and it’s impossible to get back home.
01626 368948 (with answerphone)
Sue is past Chair of the Herb Society, past Curator at Chelsea Physic Garden and past Horticultural Director of the Eden Project where she developed their Crops for Health display.She delivers Powerpoint presentations on ‘The Healing Garden’ (covers pharmaceutical and herbal plants and the conservation issues about them); also on Alicia Amherst who wrote the first history of gardening -which touches on herbs as she was a Council member at Chelsea Physic for 40 years.She required a digital projector to be provided. She provides her own laptop computer.Sue can also deliver talks with slides: ‘Thinking with your Nose’ (on the art of perfumery) and ‘Which Doctor?’ (which covers enthobotany and pharmacology). For these Sue will provide her own slide projector.
Talks are charged at £100, plus travel costs if applicable.
Anne Stobart MCPP
Based near Exeter, Devon. West Country and Wales. Fee £70 plus travel at cost.
Anne Stobart is a longstanding member of the Herb Society and is a trained medical herbalist. She taught professional herbal medicine at Middlesex University in London until 2010. Anne has particular research interest in the history of domestic and herbal medicine and has published several books with Bloomsbury Academic. She is cofounder of the Holt Wood Herbs project in Devon which seeks to develop sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs.
Hilary Loder DBTh
I prefer to bring my own equipment and enjoy giving talks on:
1) Herbal First aid
2) Propagation of herbs
3) Uses of herbs for healing
4) Herbal aids for the relief for stress
The cost of a talk would be £70 plus travelling if over 5 miles. Willing to travel up to 15 miles radius of Marnhull, near Sturminster Newton.
Sarah Donoghue ND Dip. Herb (member of URHP)
Sarah is the owner of Alchemilla apothecary, a small herbal dispensary and wellness clinic on the Cornish coast. She has been in practice for 13 years after qualifying the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. Her special interests lie in the treatment of skin conditions and using herbs to support people with anxiety and PTSD.
She has a passion for the manufacture of tinctures and syrups, and collaborates with local growers and landowners to create her own unique formulations.She also enjoys collecting old herbals and has a keen interest in folklore.
She offers talks on a wide range of herbal topics and is open to suggestions for specialist talks. She particularly enjoys speaking on the topic of herbal vinegars, swichels, shrubs and syrups.
Speaker fee is approx £80.00 ( please contact for exact quote).
Dilys Griffiths, Medical Herbalist DBTh MURHP
I am a qualified Medical Herbalist registered with the URHP. I have part time herbal practices at Ammanford and Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire where I see patients for consultations, treating the individual rather that their symptoms.I am happy to give talks through the medium of Welsh, English or bilingual, according to the individual need of the group. Talks can be about the properties and use of herbs and plants for health generally; the properties and use of specific herbs; maybe some practical demonstrations; introduction of the history of the ancient Physicians of Myddfai from Carmarthenshire. Topics of talks can be discussed so they are suited to the individual group.Cost £60 for talk and travelling costs at 45p per mile if travelling over 5 miles. Reduction of cost may be granted to some charities, chapel and church groups, please enquire for further information.Willing to travel within a 20 mile radius of Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, S Wales
Travels up to 50 mile radius of Frome, Somerset
Talk titles include ‘The Cultivation and Uses of Unusual Herbs’ and ‘Getting Ready for Winter.’
I always bring my jellies, copies of my 2012 book: Jellies: Jellied Preserves from Garden and Hedgerow, plus plants to sell and plants to use for identification and demonstration.
I don’t use a projector.
All monies all go to the Wessex Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis
Maggie Pope BSc (Hons) MNIMH MCPP
N Devon as well as Somerset, and travel anywhere that is not more than 45-50 minutes travel from Bridgwater.
Maggie has a practice in Bridgwater with its own herb garden, where she sees patients and runs workshops.She is also a tutor at the School of Herbal Medicine in Bridgwater which trains people to become professional Medical Herbalists.Maggie can provide a range of talks from the treatment of any specific disease process from RA to diabetes 2, plus winter ills, insomnia etc. She can also talk about what a Medical Herbalist does – where they get their medicines from, how they treat people etc., along with more practical sessions for smaller groups – making ointments and poultices and so on.
Drew Spellar – Herb Society Trustee
Comments: Talk titles include ‘Making the most from your Herbs – from sowing to storing’ and ‘Creating and Maintaining a Herb Garden.’
I bring a range of my homegrown herbs. I am flexible to tailor a talk to your specific audience.
Roberta Hutchins BSc (Hons) MCPP
Around Devon – up to 60 miles radius from Exeter
I have been a practicing Medical Herbalist since 2004 and worked in the herbal world for over 20 years. I am the Editor of the ESCOP monographs and the Company Secretary for the British Herbal Medicine Association. I am also a yoga teacher and reflexologist with an interest in psychotherapy. Last year I taught with a colleague the ‘Living Medicine’ 5 part workshop course ‘Introduction to Self Care with Food and Herbs’. I can speak on many areas of herbal medicine, healthy living, nutrition, stress management. A projector would be helpful for presentations. Costs £50 per hour plus travel expenses.
Caroline Sheldrick BA, BSc, CertEd, MNIMH
Travels throughout Gloucestershire and often further afield.
Caroline is a regular speaker on herbs and herbal medicine, and has an annual talks programme (which you can see on her website), often visiting interest groups such as WIs, Probus, U3A and Gardening Clubs.
She also speaks on health issues for patient and practitioner groups, for example on Heart Health, Menopause and COPD.
She leads herb walks fortnightly from Spring to Autumn. Caroline’s background is in Botany and she enjoys sharing the skills of plant identification.
She uses her own projector for the talks and can bring a screen if needed.
Willing to travel
01285 740638 / 07773687493
My garden Herbs for Healing was created in 2005 when I turned a pony paddock into space for growing medicinal plants. The plants flourished and I have opened it every year since then and have given talks and workshops on growing and using the plants that grow there. I have spoken to many gardening clubs.I seek to inspire others to live close to nature and to look at what is growing nearby to keep in good health. I make teas, ointments and creams for sale which can be seen on my website. The garden opens for the NGS.My talks are all illustrated.My titles, (which are sometimes adapted to suit the group) include:
Herbs for Healing Growing and using plants for your own health benefits
Herb Gardens Historic and modern. I trace back the history of gardens specifically created for their medicinal uses from ancient societies to 21st century gardens.
The Doctrine of Signatures An introduction into the theory that plants show signs or signatures of what their uses might be. The talk weaves in and out of the ancient history of plant medicine up to the present time.
How my late mother, Rosemary Verey, still influences me and others in the Garden and Herb Bed…
Charge for 2019 £90 plus travel.