Events & Workshops

Herbwalk at Mangreen Hall, Norfolk

26th May 2018

Join Julie and Matthew for an afternoon of plant identification, followed by a selection of hot and cool drinks made from the weeds and wild plants that we have foraged.

For more information and to book, contact: 01508 570 444


IFPA Conference

9th & 10th June 2018, Edinurgh

Return to the Source & Expand your Practice – talk by Julie Bruton-Seal

You know your essential oils, but do you know the plants behind them? Go beyond the bottle, back past all the people who made the medicine, to the living being at the source – the plant whose consciousness and nature have been distilled into this precious essence. Knowing the plants as beings is like the difference between reading someone's job description, and meeting them in person. Expand your practice by using other preparations of the plant – hydrosols, infused oils and even massaging with fresh herbs. It is easiest to meet the plants that grow around you, so we will be looking at some native aromatics including yarrow, ground ivy, sweet cicely, nettle and hogweed.

Herbwalk with Julie and Matthew

The beautiful Edinburgh Botanic Gardens provides a wealth of plants to enjoy, but we will be focusing on plants that have medicinal uses. We will be looking at the weeds as well as carefully nurtured specimens from around the world, and discussing their uses in aromatherapy and herbal medicine.


Herbal Immersion for SNM

25th June – 6th July 2018, Norfolk 

We look forward to welcoming students from the School of Natural Medicine UK again for a two-week practical herbal immersion.


Botanica 2018

31st August – 3rd September 2018, University of Sussex

Julie will be giving an illustrated talk on "Wayside herbs – rediscovering forgotten local medicines".


Advanced Hedgerow Medicine

17th to 21st September 2018

Join Julie and Matthew for a 5-day summer course in Hedgerow Medicine at their Tudor cottage in Norfolk. This course is for those who have attended previous courses in herbal medicine, with us or or elsewhere, who would like to deepen their knowledge and their connection with plants. 

We'll be spending lots of time in the garden, harvesting herbs and making a range of medicinal preparations. The small group size (maximum 8) will mean that individual interests can be addressed.

Cost £550, includes materials and a simple vegetarian lunch each day. Contact Julie and Matthew for more information: 01508 489256, or book online at



The UK Medicinal Mushroom Conference

3rd and 4th November 2018, Stanton Fitzwarren, Wiltshire

A two day conference on Medicinal Mushrooms. Julie and Matthew have been deleloping a range of essences made from British fungi, and will be sharing their findings.

For more information about the conference, or to book, contact:


Herbal Christmas Presents and Winter Remedies

23rd November, Cambridge Botanic Gardens

Julie and Matthew will be teaching a practical day of making herbal body and bath products, as well as remedies for winter ailments to keep you healthy through the cold months.

£70, 10 to 4

For more information and to book: Cambridge Botanic Gardens  Botanic/Event.aspx

or phone them 01223 331875