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Events and Workshops

Autumn Workshop

21st October 2017, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk

A fun day of making herbal Christmas presents and winter remedies with Julie and Matthew. We will be working with hawthorn berries, rosehips and conkers, and using kitchen alchemy to make bath bombs and other delights.

10.30 to 4.30, £75 includes lunch, cake and goodies to take home. Book via our webshop or call us on 01508 489 256


School of Natural Medicine, Herbal Immersion

25th June – 6th July 2018 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming students from the School of Natural Medicine again for two weeks in June for their herbal immersion.


Botanica 2018

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


English Country Herbal Medicine 

3rd to 10th October 2018, Gunthorpe Hall, north Norfolk

A practical one week residential course taught by Julie Bruton-Seal, Christine Herbert and Matthew Seal. This will be held at a beautiful country house in north Norfolk, which has lovely gardens and grounds.

The focus of the course will be on local English plants, how to choose them and how to use them for healing. These plants are also found across northern Europe and North America. It will be suitable for beginners as well as more experienced people and herbalists who want practical hands on medicine-making and time with the plants in an inspiring setting. There will be plenty of time to relax and unwind, and to absorb what you have learnt.

We will cover a wide range of practical medicine making. This will include making infusions, decoctions, tinctures, glycerites, infused oils, poultices, liniments, ointments, foot baths, electuaries, vinegars, oxymels, flower essences and distilled herbal waters. At the end of the week you will be able to take home a range of medicines that you have made.

Morning lectures will cover such topics as diet and the basics of natural healing, plant identification, basic botany, methods of getting to know the plants, and herbal first aid. We will look at different ways of assessing constitution, and using this information to choose the best herbs for each person. We will be studying two herbs in depth each day, and meet many more in the course of our explorations.

In the afternoons, we will have herb walks and practical sessions. We will have field trips to the herb garden in the magnificent walled gardens at Felbrigg Hall, and to the coast between Wells and Holkham.

Evenings will be free for relaxing, socialising or going for walks. The beach is only 9 miles away, and the grounds of the hall lead on to country lanes.

Price for the week, including accommodation and all meals is £995 (Please note that there are a few single rooms available for a single supplement of £195 – please enquire if you are interested.)

Special early-bird offer: £100 discount if payment in full is received by May 31st 2018.

Contact Julie and Matthew for more information if you are interested.   

house phone: 01508 489 256