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Your Garden Apothecary – Using Common Kitchen Herbs and Spices for Health

22nd July - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Did you know that you can make a cough syrup from the humble onion? Or that a simple dandelion can provide pain relief, improve your digestion and can be used as a substitute for coffee? Your garden is a magical apothecary just waiting to be discovered.

Join us at Asthall Manor Kitchen Garden for the all-day Your Garden Apothecary workshop, led by qualified local Herbalist, Ann Lewis.

You’ll learn all the tips and tricks on how to use common kitchen herbs and spices to treat anything from relieving headaches to stopping hair loss.

Places are limited to 10 in order to maintain a quality experience for those attending the workshop.

Tea, coffee, snacks and a hearty lunch of soup, bread and kitchen garden salad will be provided.

Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day with sturdy shoes or boots that don’t mind getting muddy and be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Please do consider using public transport or bicycle to get here and if you’re coming by car, please park in the tree-lined avenue nearby. More travel information see here

Asthall Manor Kitchen Garden is currently in the early stages of becoming a social enterprise with the aim of helping to create a healthier, happier food system for all. We grow wildlife-friendly and people-friendly food using Organic methods and Permaculture principles. We grow for a small, local box scheme, for the Potting Shed Café, for chefs and for the Manor kitchen. We do this while providing a mixture of wild habitats such as ponds, log piles, flowering weeds, seed heads and uncut margins for beneficial creatures to feed, hunt, sleep, bask, breed and hibernate in.

The funds raised from this workshop will go towards the development of the kitchen garden and to pay for workshop tutor Ann Lewis’s time.

Ann Lewis has an Honors degree in Medical Herbalism, is a fully qualified Reflexologist and Aromatherapist and never stop researching.


Supporter fee

(£90) For those who can afford to pay a little more to show financial solidarity with those on low or no income.

General fee

(£60) For all those who cannot stretch to the Supporter price.

Subsidised fee

(£30) A limited number of places at this price are available to make the workshop accessible for students, low-waged, and/or unpaid workers and anyone who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

TO BOOK email: [email protected]

Photo: © Tim Mitchell