Welcome to The Medicine Garden

A Natural Health Centre for Holistic well-being, based in the historic market town of Ulverston, South Lakeland, Cumbria

We offer herbal consultations, reiki & crystal healing, Tai-Chi, Qigong, massage and counselling.

We also run courses with some of the top therapists in the UK. We hope you'll be able to join us. We can also "create a course" for you and your friends.

Based in the Medicine Garden Centre, the calm atmosphere adds to the overall healing effect.

We also offer a variety of herb walks. An opportunity to go for a walk, usually in the South Lakes area, with a local herbalist. Booking is essential.




Saturday 18 May 2019

at INVEREWE GARDEN near Gailoch in Scotland
with SARAH ATKINSON Medical Herbalist MNIMH Dip.Phyt.

Saturday 18 May 2019

£40.00 per person - Max:15pers
Lunch not included but can be purchased at the Bothy or the Café.
Tea and biscuits available during the course.

10:00 Talk and book signing: A Window on Medieval Medicine

A book inspired by the excavations at Soutra Monastery. It was the largest infirmary in the country until its demise around 1460. The drains that removed waste from the infirmary have been carefully excavated over the last 30 years revealing the excellently preserved contents, including herbal material often in bundles, providing the clue that the herbs were being used together in the infirmary as part of healing herbal remedies. There is also evidence that they were using early anaesthetics and had herbal means of surviving the “hungry gap”.

13:00 Herb Walk

(after lunch; approx. 2hrs)

A fascinating walk through the grounds and walled garden of Inverewe looking at familiar spring herbs and more unusual plants - discovering their historical uses and their current medicinal purposes including how she uses them in her practice. This walk will also include relevant case histories from Sarah’s 25 years as a practising Medical Herbalist.

15:30 Workshop: ointments and tinctures @Inverewe’s Greenhouse

(approx. 3hrs)

Ointments using familiar plants plus sunflower oil and beeswax. Tincture making - again using common spring plants, preparing and steeping them in alcohol and water, possibly also making infused oils - depending on what plants are available. Two jars (75p each) are included in the course price.

Additional jars £2.50 or 75p. A small contribution towards the alcohol would be welcome.

FREE ENTRY to the GARDEN on Saturday 18 May

To book: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/inverewe/events


The Medicine Garden Courses & Events

We provide treatments from experienced and qualified health professionals for men and women of all age ranges.

To make an appointment or contact for more information please ring 01229 580222 / 716023.

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