Harvesting from a Medicinal Forest Garden

A day course at Holt Wood in Devon where you can learn about harvesting and making products from a medicinal forest garden.

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A day course at Holt Wood in North Devon where you can learn about harvesting and making products from medicinal trees and shrubs. During this day we will consider medicinal harvesting in our Holt Wood medicinal forest garden based on bark, flowers, fruits, leaves and roots of trees and shrubs. You will see a variety of native and introduced medicinal trees and shrubs in a woodland context. There will be sessions on good harvesting practice, drying and preservation techniques. You will also see how to make a variety of preparations suitable for health and skin care, such as capsules and ointments. For further details of our other courses see our Holt Wood Courses 2019 leaflet. This day course is an ideal event to accompany the Designing the Medicinal Forest Garden day course or the Medicinal Herbs in Historical Practice day course.


The cost of this course is inclusive of learning materials and refreshments. Full details and joining instructions will be sent on booking. Not included are accommodation and travel. Let us know if you would like our accommodation list.

Your guide is Anne Stobart, MCPP, PhD, a medical herbalist, herb grower and historical researcher with published books including Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England (Bloomsbury, 2016).


Choose your date from:

Thursday 30 May 2019, 10.30-4         FULLY BOOKED

OR Saturday 15 June 2019, 10.30-4  FULLY BOOKED

OR Sunday 23 June 2019, 10.30-4    FULLY BOOKED

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From previous course participants;

“Thank you so much. I enjoyed myself and learned a lot today, very inspirational indeed”. (June 2017)

“A very informative day and a fully packed schedule – value for money – tailored to the participants’ learning needs”. (June 2017)

‘Loved the hands on activities and taking things home’. (June 2018)

“Good mix of seeing living plants and dried/harvested versions. Great food and teas”. (June 2018)

“The facilities are good. Everything has been well thought out. Lovely!”. (June 2018)

“I really enjoyed the hands-on aspect of the day … making things that previously I had only read about”. (May 2019)

“Wonderful setting for a really enjoyable day”. (May 2019)

Additional information


Sat 15 June 2019, Sun 23 June 2019

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