Wednesday 30 August 2017

Haste to the Festival 8-10th September

All our energies are currently focused on the eighth Celebrating Herbs Festival to be held at Wynyards Farm, GL54 2JR from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September. 

Following their recent exposure on BBC's Countryfile Summer Diaries on Wednesday 30 August, Bourton on the Water Men in Sheds will be joining the festival on Friday morning to help with any last minute preparations before we kick off with the Intensive, "Forgotten Herbs" with medical herbalist, Ali English from Lincolnshire at 2pm.

Members of Sky Symphony Kite Display Team will be on hand throughout the festival to help children create their own kites and display their amazing talents in the Cotswold skies. 

The festival will comprise a variety of talks, workshops and herb walks. Internationally aclaimed herbalist, Anne McIntyre, will be joining us on Saturday afternoon to discover the herbs of the Sanctuary.

Saturday evening will be a lively occasion with an hour of Open Mic followed by the West Midlands band, Goodall.

This year we are introducing a new children's programme and we're delighted Bruce Lowe can join us for two drum workshops at 12.30pm each day.

Sunday's events will highlight more of our forgotten herbs and a history of magical herbs from the Greeks until present day with David Sutch. 

To see the full programme go to

During the festival I shall also be signing copies of my new herb book, Playing with Herbs . This is a culmination of the last fifteen years working with others who want to learn more about our wonderful plant allies.

More details about Playing with Herbs can be found here