As well as practicing Herbal Medicine I like to spread the “herbal word” by giving talks, leading herbal walks and organising herbal workshops - teaching people how to make their own medicines from garden and hedgerow plants.
I also run a Potion Club and Herbal Treasure Hunts for children which take place at Dilston Physic Garden - a great space for children to enjoy some fun activities.
Autumn Harvest Remedy Making
Autumn provides us with a vibrant array of plants, berries and roots that we can use to help fight off and treat those winter coughs and colds. Learn from Medical Herbalist Davina how to gather and use this glorious harvest to make your own effective winter remedies including cough syrups, honey infusions, tinctures and salves to treat yourself and your family. Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing exactly what’s in your medicine.
21st September 2024 | 10am to 3pm
£50. All materials provided. Please bring your lunch. At Dilston Physic Garden.
Discover more than the mandrake root, with adventures into the magic and medicine of plants. Explore the world of lotions and potions and learn about the powerful plants growing on your doorstep. Learn how to make simple herbal remedies to take home and enjoy the fun of scavenger hunts, arts and craft and storytelling all in the fabulous surroundings of Dilston Physic Garden.
11th April, 30th May, 25th July & 29th August 2024 | 10am to 2pm
“We have spent the most enjoyable few hours at Davina’s kids potion club. I cannot recommend it enough. Keeping focus is a challenge with any child but Davina made the whole workshop interesting and fun. The bonus of being immersed in the magic of the physic garden just topped the whole day off. A great success plus having potions to take home was a lovely treat. We shall definitely be booking again during the summer hol's and I urge anyone to attend this must do activity.”
Review From “Potion Club Parent”
The day will cost £15. Please bring a packed lunch. Suggested age 7-11 years
Junior Herbalist Club
Junior Herbalist Club (JHC) was started in 2014 as a local scheme in Lancashire and has proven to be both popular and successful with children unwilling to leave at the end of the first year and a second-year program having to be devised. Now the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) are proudly supporting the scheme across the country, encouraging and supporting other Medical Herbalists to run a Junior Herbalist Club in their area giving children nationwide the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that will benefit themselves and others for a lifetime.