Learn about growing your own herbs, and making and looking after medicinal and culinary herb gardens . Ensure you have top quality fresh herbs to use for herbal teas, remedies and cooking by growing your own. This is a practical two day course covering sourcing good quality seeds and herb plants, how to cultivate, nurture and propagate them, when to harvest and how to dry them, a discussion of design and the principles making a herb garden. Courses are held at my eco home in rural Herefordshire and run throughout the year. We will be sowing seeds, taking cuttings, dividing roots, mulching, composting, making foliar feeds, harvesting and drying them according to the season. Bring a plan of your garden to discuss possibilities of design and planting plans.

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment , but bring your own packed lunch and outdoor clothing, including any favourite gloves / tools that you like to use!


12 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Rowan Mconegal

with Craft Courses since 2013

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I have always been drawn to plants, from rescuing those discarded on waste ground, even as a child! After doing a fine art degree, working as a photographer, I then qualified as a medical herbalist in 1990, after a 6 year course which involved in depth study of many different aspects ( ancient and modern) of plant lore and working with inspiring and experienced herbalists including as Christopher Hedley, Stephen and Carol Church, and Carol Guyett. I work with people who want to learn how to use herbs sustainably in their own lives to enhance health and well being, teaching them how to identify, cultivate, harvest and make remedies, learning and respecting the power of herbs. I continue to combine arts and science, teaching Japanese woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) using water based pigments alongside my herbal practice.

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Castle Orchard, Putley, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2RH