Today we celebrated all mental health. Walking and talking and looking especially at the emotional healing properties of plants, wild plants and cultivated herbs in the herb garden between Angell Town and Loughborough Estates.

It seemed right to have a little worksheet with everyone completing all the properties of the plants. So people had something to take away with them, a reminder of the day, some information, some supportive words. Here is a taster of the workshop and click here for all of them.

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Cleansing Nettle

Cleansing Nettle

We spent ages in Wyck Gardens as usual, there are so many plants there. It’s wild and wonderful.

Setting off in Wyck Gardens

Setting off in Wyck Gardens

And we even found blackberries, plump and juicy, like the early summer ones. I couldn’t believe it. Just 3 or 4. But a nice find.

We even found blackberries that were still good for eating!

We even found blackberries that were still good for eating!

There’s a large pear tree near Edgehill house, I’ve collected windfall for here for a pie. the pears were very hard and needed a lot of stewing. But they’re large.

Trying to get pears down, near Edgehill House

Trying to get pears down, near Edgehill House

 

Completing the herb sheet at the herb garden

Completing the herb sheet at the herb garden

 

We looked especially at Rosemary, Lavender, Mint, Thyme, Sage and Lemon balm.

 

Looking for the mint!

Looking for the mint!

 

And then we stoked up the storm kettle and had a welcome cup of tea. It was a little bit chilly.

Boiling water for tea with the storm kettle

Boiling water for tea with the storm kettle

We finished with butter bean and nettle pie, with turmeric.

Eating butter bean and nettle pies

Eating butter bean and nettle pies

It was great to have such lovely people around, and I hope to do more midweek walks in the future.

Now go here for the plants

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