Chickweed in a pestle & mortar

Hawthorn Basket


Foraging and Wild Food Courses

The Association of Foragers

Foraging in England with Lisa Cutliffe, Edulis Wild Food

Foraging in England with Craig Worral

Foraging in England with Robin Harford

Foraging in Scotland, Galloway Wild Foods

Foraging in the USA


Saskia Marjoram – fantastic flower essences


Andrew Chevallier, UK

Anne McIntyre, UK

Rosemary Gladstar, US

Christopher Hobbs, US

Matthew Wood, US

Christine Herbert, UK

Julie Bruton-Seal, UK

Henriette Kress, Finland

Finding a herbal practitioner

To find a qualified herbalist near you, contact the professional associations listed below. Complementary therapy clinics in your area may have herbalists working there, and you can ask your local health food stores to see who they recommend.

Association of Master Herbalists

National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)

The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy

The International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homoeopaths (IRCH)

Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners (URHP)


You can find most of what you need in grocery and hardware stores. Here are a few suppliers who carry some of the harder-to-source supplies you might want.

G Baldwin & Co
020 7703 5550
Mail order and shop: Brown glass bottles, lanolin, beeswax; also dried herbs, essential oils.

Lakeland Ltd
015394 88100
Mail order: Jam- and jelly-making supplies, kitchen equipment.

Neals Yard Remedies
Mail order 0845 262 3145
Mail order and shops: Beeswax, lanolin, brown glass bottles; also herbs and body care.

The London Teapot Company
0845 230 4566
Mail order, manufacturer: Chatsford teapots with removable strainers for loose teas.

Plant information

The Herb Society
Promotes interest in all aspects of herbal use, runs a national herb garden at Sulgrave Manor and publishes Herbs magazine .

Plantlife International
The wild-plant conservation charity.

The Wildlife Trusts

01636 677711
Local groups, nature reserves.

Seeds and plants

Many nurseries now sell wildflower seeds and plants. This is our favourite mail-order company.

Poyntzfield Herb Nursery
01381 610352
Seeds and plants.