Herbal workshops, walks and talks in Hertfordshire

Herbal  talks and herb events for 2021

If your local gardening group is looking for a speaker to talk about  herbs and medicinal plants, give Frances a call.


She has written a variety of talks/presentations on medicinal plants in the hedgerows; herbal infusions, decoctions and syrups; drugs derived from plants and plants used as medicines during both World Wars. Frances can also create a bespoke talk for your group if you have a herbal related topic or local herbal history that you would like to know more about.

Looking Ahead 


07 December Bushey Horticultural Society (BYCC, Falconer Road). Festive Decorations with a Difference. Frances and Jill Mills will show you how to make an orange and clove pomander ball and other decorations using gifts from nature.


Talks from earlier in the year

07 September Bushey Horticultural Society (BYCC, Falconer Road). Frances talked about about the history of Ryders Seeds, St Albans and the introduction of Penny Packet Seeds as well as sponsoring the trophy for the golf tournament known as the Ryder Cup.

05 October Gamlingay and District Gardening Club (SG19 3JR) Frances talked about Medicinal Plants in Wartime (WWI and WWII).

14 January Chalfont St Giles Gardens Association
With the advent of lockdown Frances presented online her Medicinal Plants in the Hedgerows and talked about herbal infusions and decoctions to help boost the immune system.

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