Welcome to Holt Wood Herbs

Natural ingredients for living well from our medicinal forest garden

Medicinal Forest Garden Trust

The Medicinal Forest Garden Trust aims to promote sustainable harvesting of medicinal trees and shrubs. You can make a donation here.

Witch Hazel Distilled Water

Herbal cosmetics and body care products from Holt Wood. Virginian Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) grown at Holt Wood and distilled in Devon is available now as a distilled water.

Permaculture at Holt Wood

Holt Wood is part of the permaculture LAND network. Find out more about how Holt Wood was set up, part of forest gardening and designing for sustainabiliry.

Medicinal Forest Garden Courses

Find out more about our Medicinal Forest Garden Courses, and learn how to make herbal remedies and other preparations for healthy living. For an overview of courses available in 2020, and to see more details or book online, you can go here.

Recent Blog Posts

Holt Wood News January 2020

New Medicinal Forest Garden Weekend course New for 2020 is our two-day Medicinal Forest Garden Weekend course which combines elements from all of our day courses. The weekend provides an indepth overview of sustainable cultivation and use of medicinal...

About a book…

At last I can begin to relax as my book all about medicinal trees and shrubs is finally on its way. Permanent Publications will be issuing The Medicinal Forest Garden Handbook in April this year

About Medicinal Trees
See our Medicinal Tree Fact Sheets

Free Delivery 

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

(excludes non-body care products).


Course dates are under review due to the spread of coronavirus. If we have to cancel a course then we will offer you a new date or a full refund of your course fee.

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