Holt Wood Herbs

Welcome to our website about sustainable harvesting of natural ingredients for living well

Newsletter about medicinal trees and shrubs

You can find out more about medicinal forest gardening, learn about growing medicinal trees and shrubs, and how to make herbal remedies and other preparations for healthy living. Sign up for our occasional newsletter.

Buy handmade body and skin care products

Virginian Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is one of our body and skin care products. It is grown at Holt Wood and distilled in Devon, available now as a distilled water. 

Support the Medicinal Forest Garden Trust

The Medicinal Forest Garden Trust aims to promote sustainable harvesting of medicinal trees and shrubs. You can see some information sheets about medicinal trees, and see how to support the Trust.

Featured Product

The Medicinal Forest Garden Handbook published by Permanent Publications is available now. New for 2020, in-depth guidance on growing and harvesting healing trees and shrubs. Beautifully illustrated and fully referenced.

Recent Products

Refreshing aromatic essential oils of Basil and Neroli in an alcohol gel base providing an effective hand sanitiser.

Delivery charges

Postage costs have risen but our standard charge per order for body care products stays at £4.50

(excludes non-body care products).


Find out about healing trees and shrubs


Course dates are under review due to the spread of coronavirus. We are looking into developing a short online course. Sign up for our newsletter below if you would like to hear more about this.

Our Blog Posts

Buzzing around medicinal trees

There are many different kinds of bees that act as pollinators, including honey bees and bumblebees which are social bees living in colonies. Other kinds are solitary bees such as leaf-cutter bees, mason and mining bees, and there are other pollinators including...

Holt Wood News, April 2020

New book and new herbal products

See what we do at Holt Wood

Sustainable use of plants for living well

Buy artisan skincare products made in Devon

Handmade natural products for body and skin care