Chickweed in a pestle & mortar

Hawthorn Basket


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
01342 826 899

National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)

01392 426022

The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy
01323 484353

The International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homoeopaths (IRCH)
01736 85094

Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners (URHP)
07770 782537


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

Henriette Kress
Herbal information website.

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. We’ve listed our two favourite mail-order companies.

Suffolk Herbs
01376 572456
Seeds of native plants.

Poyntzfield Herb Nursery
01381 610352
Seeds and plants.

Other links – foraging, herbalists and herbal information etc

Wild food in Leeds with Mina Said-Allsop

Foraging in Britain with Robin Harford

Saskia Marjoram

Christine Herbert allergy testing, herbal medicine

Anne McIntyre

Andrew Chevallier


Landscape, Gardens and Health Network

Herbs Hands Healing

Foraging in the USA

Rosemary Gladstar

Christopher Hobbs

online hydrosol course with Cathy Skipper

Matthew Wood

Susun Weed's Wise Woman Centre

Julie Bruton-Seal's website

Other herbal events

Plant Consciousness Conference