Sep
2
11:00am11:00am

Autumn Wild Herb Walk - Hampstead Heath

The relationship between people and plants for both food and medicine goes back hundreds of thousands of years.  In the recent centuries, this knowledge has been forgotten....

Take a walk on the wild side with herbalists Kim & Vicky to re-discover the wild herbs and plants growing on Hampstead Heath and their past uses by the communities around them.

Learn about:

  • correct wild plant identification,
  • the folklore & traditional uses of herbs,
  • sample some traditional foraged edibles and medicines and take home recipes

£35/£25 concessions.

Location on booking. 

Bring a pen, notebook and camera if you wish. A raincoat is also a good idea.

Herbal walk tickets 02/09/17

T&Cs

The walk will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect: unless there are severe weather warnings-  Kim & Vicky reserve the right to make this decision if the walk goes ahead and will inform participants. If such circumstances occur, a refund or a transfer of the ticket may be possible.

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available.

NB: Picking plants in the protected space of Hampstead Heath is prohibited. Walks with permission of the City of London

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Sep
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Make-your-own Handmade Apothecary: Roots & Fruits

Take your first steps into creating herbal remedies with herbalists Kim Walker & Vicky Chown. Learn the basic skills that will enable you to unlock the uses of herbs for health and well-being.

The month of September signals the beginning of autumn and the time to gather roots & fruits. The plant has stored energy into its seeds for the new generation, or in its roots to start next years season. This hands-on workshop set in the gorgeous Queen's Wood herb garden, combines theory and practice to lead you through identifying this seasons herbs, their uses and how to make them into basic remedies including:

  • Harvesting herbs - how to pick herbs, and when are the best times to do so
  • Preserving herbs - drying, tinctures and infused oils
  • Remedy making - making next step remedies
  • Connecting with taste - tastes of herbs & their medicinal uses
  • Make and take home some seasonal recipes & handouts
Roots & Fruits Workshop
The listed Queen's Wood Cafe

The listed Queen's Wood Cafe

Veg patch & herb garden

Veg patch & herb garden

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available.

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Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

FULLY BOOKED: Wild medicines walk, W12

Info

A morning exploring the edible and medicinal plants that thrive in the city. The course will be run by herbalists and Kew researchers Kim and Vicky, otherwise know as  https://www.handmadeapothecary.co.uk

All London walks last about three hours, involving safely picking and eating various leaves, berries etc as we go along with herbal remedies, tinctures and creams to try (made from different wild ingredients we previously picked), learning to identifying plenty of edible plants and discussion touching on numerous topics including, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, botany, cookery, horticulture and local history.

To go on the cancellations waiting list please email me at john@foragelondon.co.uk

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Jul
22
11:00am11:00am

Summer Wild Herb Walk - Hampstead Heath

PLEASE NOTE: IF you bought a ticket before 3 July, Please contact us ASAP as an error in the system has lost & not notfified us of payments. 

The relationship between people and plants for both food and medicine goes back hundreds of thousands of years.  In the recent centuries, this knowledge has been forgotten....

Take a walk on the wild side with herbalists Kim & Vicky to re-discover the wild herbs and plants growing on Hampstead Heath and their past uses by the communities around them.

Learn about:

  • correct wild plant identification,
  • the folklore & traditional uses of herbs,
  • sample some traditional foraged edibles and medicines and take home recipes

£35/£25 concessions.

Herbal walk tickets 22/07/17

Hampstead Heath Herb Walk 06/05/07

Location on booking. Hampstead Heath.

Bring a pen, notebook and camera if you wish. A raincoat is also a good idea.

T&Cs

The walk will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect: unless there are severe weather warnings-  Kim & Vicky reserve the right to make this decision if the walk goes ahead and will inform participants. If such circumstances occur, a refund or a transfer of the ticket may be possible.

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available.

NB: Picking plants in the protected space of Hampstead Heath is prohibited. Walks with permission of the City of London

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Jun
3
10:00am10:00am

FULLY BOOKED - Walk - Wild Food, Wild Medicine, N6

Highgate Woods, N6. 

A morning exploring the edible and medicinal plants that thrive in the city. The course will be run by herbalists and Kew researchers Kim and Vicky of Handmade Apothecary.

All London walks last about three hours, involving safely picking and eating various leaves, berries etc as we go along with herbal remedies, tinctures and creams to try (made from different wild ingredients we previously picked), learning to identifying plenty of edible plants and discussion touching on numerous topics including, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, botany, cookery, horticulture and local history.

£35.00

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May
20
10:00am10:00am

Foraging for wild food and medicines, Woodberry Wetlands, N16

In conjunction with Woodberry Wetlands/London Wildlife Trust

The practice of gathering food from the wild is possible even in the cities. Within London’s densely populated urban environment you will find an abundance of edible and medicinal wild fruits, vegetables, plants and fungi and at Woodberry Wetlands alone there are more than 70 species. Whether you would like to forage for personal enjoyment or learn it as a ‘survival’ skill, this walk will give you a taste of the basic guidelines you will need to follow in locating, collecting and preparing wild foods and medicines.

Your tutor will introduce you to resources and techniques to help you identify common varieties and show you how and when to harvest the most useful parts of the plants. During the walk you will learn which plants you can and can’t eat, where to find them and how to prepare your own wild foods at home and along the way you can sample some tasters of foraged syrups and tinctures and materials will be provided to ensure that your learning does not stop once the walk ends.

You will gain an understanding of the risks and benefits of using foraged plans for food and medicine and the importance of sustainable foraging. There are many laws and forms of protection in place for plant species and you will not only learn the legal aspects of foraging, but the accepted etiquette as well. There are also safety issues to consider when foraging and you will be taught what to look out for and precautions to take with urban foraged foods.

£31.47 Booking Essential

BOOK HERE

Woodberry Wetlands (via New River Path), 226 Lordship Road, London, N16 5HQ

This event is suitable for ages 14+

Please note: No dogs are allowed at Woodberry Wetlands except guide dogs for the sight impaired.

Disabled Access Information: Please visit our WEBSITE or email events@woodberrywetlands.org.uk for facilities information or to arrange access requirements

 

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Feb
11
10:00am10:00am

FULLY BOOKED: Walk - Wild Food, Wild Medicine, W12

Wormwood Scrubs Park, W12, Carpark opposite Londis, Scrubbs Lane.

A morning exploring the edible and medicinal plants that thrive in the city. The course will be run by herbalists and Kew researchers Kim and Vicky of Handmade Apothecary.

All London walks last about three hours, involving safely picking and eating various leaves, berries etc as we go along with herbal remedies, tinctures and creams to try (made from different wild ingredients we previously picked), learning to identifying plenty of edible plants and discussion touching on numerous topics including, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, botany, cookery, horticulture and local history.

£35.00

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To go on the cancellations waiting list please email me at john@foragelondon.co.uk

 

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Dec
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

A merry herbal Christmas present workshop

Join us in the cosy Queen's Wood eco-cabin and get creative! Each participant will make and take home 9 bespoke, handmade herbal Christmas gifts including lip balms, facial serums and soothing herbal bath bags. All ingredients used are natural and/or organic. All packaging and wrapping is recyclable or compostable. Pure, handmade, waste-free Christmas gifting!

 

With herbalists Victoria & Kim.

£45 per person, booking essential

 

 

 

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Oct
8
11:00am11:00am

Hampstead Heath - Herb walk & taster session

The relationship between people and plants for both food and medicine goes back hundreds of thousands of years.  In the recent centuries, this knowledge has been forgotten....

Take a gentle stroll and re-discover the wild herbs and plants growing on Hampstead Heath, and their past uses by the communities around them with herbalists Kim & Vicky

Learn about:
- wild plant identification,
- folklore & traditional uses of herbs,
- sample some traditional foraged edibles and medicines, learn     their recipes

£25/£20 concessions.

HH Walk 8/10/16
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Sep
3
10:00am10:00am

Wild Food, Wild Medicine Walk: FORAGE LONDON

A morning exploring the edible and medicinal plants that thrive in the city. The course will be run by herbalists and Kew researcher Kim and Vicky, otherwise know as

All London walks last about three hours, involving safely picking and eating various leaves, berries etc as we go along with herbal remedies, tinctures and creams to try (made from different wild ingredients we previously picked), learning to identifying plenty of edible plants and discussion touching on numerous topics including, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, botany, cookery, horticulture and local history.
— Forage London
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Aug
11
11:00am11:00am

SOLD OUT: Kids Plants & potions workshop

Based next to a 500 year old Tudor Lodge, kids can discover Tudor herbal medicines in this sensory morning filled with things to smell and touch. Each participant will learn about simple herbal remedies, go on a treasure trail and concoct a pot of magical healing potion.

6-13 years plus adult only. All children to be accompanied by an adult.

£15 per child, adults go free. Max 3 children per adult. Booking required

NO SPACES AVAILABLE. FULLY BOOKED

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Aug
6
11:00am11:00am

Hampstead Heath - Herbal ID walk & workshop

The relationship between people and plants for both food and medicine goes back hundreds of thousands of years.  In the recent centuries, this knowledge has been forgotten....

Take a gentle stroll and re-discover the wild herbs and plants growing on Hampstead Heath, and their past uses by the communities around them with herbalists Kim & Vicky

Learn about:
- wild plant identification,
- folklore & traditional uses of herbs,
- sample some traditional foraged edibles and medicines, learn     their recipes

£25/£20 concessions.

HH Walk 06/08/16

Booking essential, Meet by the 'front' of Kenwood House looking out over the view of the fields and ponds.

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Jul
27
to Aug 23

SOLD OUT: Create your own herb garden: GROW London & The Gardening Society

This Summer at The Gardening Society, we have partnered with GROW London to bring you a series of Gardening inspired workshops, based at the new John Lewis rooftop garden in Oxford Street. 

Workshop details:

Make the most of your garden as Handmade Apothecary teach you all about seed sewing, transplanting seedlings, and taking cuttings. Participants will take home 3 pretty pots to start their own herb garden.

  • Wed 27 July 2016, 12-1pm

  • Tue 23 August 2016, 12-1pm

Free

Places limited, booking essential

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Jun
11
11:00am11:00am

HAMPSTEAD HEATH: Herb walk & taster worskshop

  • Parliament Hill Lido, Gospel Oak Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take a gentle stroll around the wonderful urban green retreat of Hampstead Heathand re-discover wild herbs with medical herbalists Kim and Victoria.

  • Learn medicinal herb identifcation
  • Find out about the history, folklore & uses of wild medicinal plants
  • Try some medicinal and edible herb tasters.

£25 per person. Booking required.

Hampstead Heath Herb Walk 9/6/16

T&Cs

The walk will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect, unless there are severe weather warnings. HMA reserves the right to make this decision if the walk goes ahead and will inform participants. If such circumstances occur, a refund or a transfer of the ticket may be possible.

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available.

NB: Picking plants in the protected space of Hampstead Heath is prohibited. Walks with permission of the City of London

 

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Mar
12
11:00am11:00am

Spring herb walk & taster session

Come join us on a spring herb walk, find out what edible and medicinal greens are sprouting this time of the year.  Spring is a time for cleansing and nourishing the body and this is reflected in what can be found after in the hedgerows after the long winter season. 

We will be focusing on these spring herbs and getting your body ready for Summer and the allergy season for conditions such as hayfever, seasonal eczema and food sensitivities.

After the walk, we will relax, eat lunch, taste some herbal medicines and learn how to make your own at home.

Bring lunch or snack for sharing and get to know your fellow herbal community.

£25/£20 concessions

Spring HW 12/03/16

T&Cs

The walk will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect, unless there are severe weather warnings. HMA reserves the right to make the decision whether the walk goes ahead and will inform participants if it will not. If such circumstances occur, a refund or a transfer of the ticket may be possible.

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are less than 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available.

NB Picking plants on the highgate woods is discouraged. Walks with permission from the City of London 

 





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Dec
5
4:30pm 4:30pm

FULLY BOOKED: Make-Your-own Herbal Christmas Present Workshop

Sat 5th December 2015 4.30-6

Herbal Christmas present workshop

Queens Wood Cafe, Highgate, London

Make & take home your own organic, herbally-infused Christmas presents ready for the festive season:

  •  3 nourishing lip balms
  •  3 sumptuous body creams
  •  3 luxurious bath oils 

9 bespoke presents in two hours! 

£45/£40 concessions

This workshop is now fully booked, but don't despair, Let us know, if we have enough interest we ay do another one... or... get a group of friends together and book us for a private event!  

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Nov
21
1:30pm 1:30pm

Morden Hall Hedgerow Remedies Workshop

Seasonal Hedgerow Remedies Workshop

Join Herbalists Kim Walker & Victoria Chown on a  herb walk looking at the weeds & herbs growing around Morden Hall Park and their uses for seasonal remedies. After,  join a hands-on workshop to:

  • Understand seasonal illnesses from a herbal perspective, 
  • Try warming herbal teas, decoctions & infused honeys for common ailments, 
  • Discuss the uses of syrups in Herbal Medicine and make a vitamin-c rich rose-hip syrup  to take home,
  • Make a protecting and all-natural herbal hand sanitiser to combat commuter germs.

We will meet at the Information Desk inside the Garden Centre. This can be found on the left hand side of the entrance to the centre.

Morden Hall Workshop Tickets
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Sep
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Wild Natural Beauty Workshop - Kilburn, Queen's Park (Plants Out of Place)

A look at the wild herbs of Queens Park and how they can be used in your own handmade natural beauty products. During the workshop, you will make your own bespoke herbal:

  • nourishing face cream 
  • cleansing face mask/scrub 

Plus learn about the nasties that lurk in off-the-shelf products and how to avoid them, and optimum nutrition for glowing skin.

booking essential. Booking confirmation occurs on payment.

In conjunction with: www.plantsoutofplace.com

NBW 19/09/15 tickets
Meet at the red circle

Meet at the red circle

T&Cs

The walk will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect, unless there are severe weather warnings. HMA reserves the right to make this decision if the walk goes ahead and will inform participants. If such circumstances occur, a refund or a transfer of the ticket may be possible.

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available. 


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Sep
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Herb walk & taster session - Kilburn, Queen's Park (Plants Out of Place)

The relationship between people and plants for both food and medicine goes back hundreds of thousands of years.  In the recent centuries, this knowledge has been forgotten....

Take a gentle stroll and re-discover the wild herbs and plants growing in Queens Park with herbalist Kim Walker and Victoria Chown.

Learn about:
- wild plant identification,
- folklore & traditional uses of herbs,
- Sample some traditional foraged edibles and medicines.

£20/£15 concessions. Booking essential. 

In conjunction with: www.plantsoutofplace.com

Herb Walk 19/09/15 tickets
Meet at the red circle

Meet at the red circle


T&Cs

The walk will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect, unless there are severe weather warnings. HMA reserves the right to make this decision if the walk goes ahead and will inform participants. If such circumstances occur, a refund or a transfer of the ticket may be possible.

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available. 

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Sep
13
11:00am11:00am

Herb walk & taster session- Hampstead Heath

The relationship between people and plants for both food and medicine goes back hundreds of thousands of years.  In the recent centuries, this knowledge has been forgotten....

Take a gentle stroll and re-discover the wild herbs and plants growing on Hampstead Heath with herbalist Kim Walker and Victoria Chown.

Learn about:
- wild plant identification,
- folklore & traditional uses of herbs,
- Sample some traditional foraged edibles and medicines.

£20/£15 concessions.

Booking essential through confirmation of payment

Meet by East Heath Carpark Enterance to Hampstead Heath.

 

Herb Walk

 

T&Cs

The walk will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect, unless there are severe weather warnings. HMA reserves the right to make this decision if the walk goes ahead and will inform participants. If such circumstances occur, a refund or a transfer of the ticket may be possible.

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available.

NB Picking plants on the heath is discouraged. Walks with permission from the City of London 

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Jul
12
11:00am11:00am

Herb Walk - Hampstead Heath

  • 69 Lissenden Gardens London, NW5 1PR United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take a gentle stroll and discover the wild herbs and plants growing on the heath with herbalist Kim Walker and Victoria Chown. Learn about:
- plant identification
- the folklore
- traditional uses from medicines to foods
- Sample some traditional herbal edibles or medicinals too!

£20/£15 concessions.

CALL 07976 579 619

NB Picking plants on the heath is discouraged. Walks with permission from the City of London.

 

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Jun
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

Make-your-own: Natural Beauty Workshop

We will take a walk around the lovely herb garden at Queen's Wood Cafe and look at some healing plants for the skin.  After which, we will retreat to the gorgeous log cabin workshop space where each participant will create and take home a three part organic skincare regime tailor made to their skin type: 

a cleansing facial scrub, purifying toner and nourishing skin cream. 

We will discuss and experiment with a variety of natural and organic ingredients including floral waters, herbal extracts and infused and essential oils. As well as learning what potentially toxic ingredients to avoid. 

Sat 13th 4.30-7pm

£35 (early bird £30 if booked by 31st May)

Beauty Workshop

NB: Foraging is not allowed in the protected spaces of Highgate and Queen's Woods.

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May
10
11:00am11:00am

Herb Walk - Hampstead Heath

  • 4 Gordon House Rd London, NW5 1LR United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take a gentle stroll and discover the wild herbs and plants growing on the heath with herbalist Kim Walker and Victoria Chown. Explore the folklore and traditional uses from medicines to foods.

NB Picking plants on the heath is strictly prohibited. Walks with permission from the City of London

£20/£15 Booking essential.  Meet by the front of the Lido, Nearest station, Gospel Oak

Herb Walk


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