Courses & Workshops

Courses & Workshops

I love to talk about the plants – all the wild ones, the strong ones, the mysterious and magical ones that grow around us in Our Healing Garden!

My workshops are all about one thing – inspiring people to get re-connected to their plants, to want to learn more, to have the confidence to try making their own remedies and to grow into deeper relationship with the plant beings. Herbal medicine and plant spirit courses are held in my Garden Room at Butterwell and also at other venues including Dorchester, Westcott in Surrey. You can even have your own bespoke workshop at a venue to suit you!

Labyrinth courses with Mark Willenbruch are offered at labyrinth sites and plans are afoot to offer them at 42 Acres, near Frome, Somerset.

I also teach the Introduction to Herbal Medicine courses for Neal’s Yard Remedies in Covent Garden, Gillingham/Dorset, Bristol and Salisbury.

“Julie the tutor is a wonderful practitioner with an amazing energy.  She bought the magical spirit with her to teach this course.”

“Very enjoyable course, tutor very knowledgeable and approachable.”

“I liked the teacher – her lovely way of making the plants sparkle 😊”

If you are interested in any of the courses offered below, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Herbal Medicine, Myth & Magic

Our Healing Garden Through The Seasons

– a series of one day workshops

Sunday, May 12th

With Hawthorn Blossom and Nettle

Powerful Tonics for your Heart, Circulation and Blood

Make Your Own Heart Elixir

Learn how to make your own medicine, focusing today on preparing tinctures, infusions and essences with the fresh and dried herbs in my garden.

With sensory sessions and teachings about the energetic qualities of the herbs, the myth and the medicinal qualities.


Sunday, 14th July

With Sage and Mugwort

Magical Herbs that offer Protection and Cleansing

Making Incense,  Smudge Sticks and Herbal Bathing

Learn how to keep yourself energetically clear and protected using herbs in many ways. Also find out more about Sage and Mugwort with sensory sessions and teachings about the medicinal actions and energetic qualities of the herbs, their myth and magic too.


Sunday 18th August

Summer Flowers Day

Cooling Soothing Medicinal Flowering Herbs

Making Healing Ointments, Creams, Compresses and Poultices

Learn about how to make herbal remedies to apply to the skin for healing both internally and externally.

With sensory sessions and teachings about the energetic qualities of the herbs, the myth and the medicinal qualities.


Sunday 22nd September

Hips, Haws, Berries and Roots

Rich, Fruity and Nourishing Tonics For Your Health

Making Winter Tonics For All The Family

Learn how nature provides us with herbal remedies to ward off the colds, chills and ‘flu’s, boosting your immunity and fighting infections.

With sensory sessions and teachings about the energetic qualities of the herbs, the myth and the medicinal qualities.

More Information:

Included:      Teas and home made cake

                   Herbal remedies to take home

                    A herb plant – to inspire your herbal journey

£60 for the day, 10am – 4.30pm.

Venue:   Butterwell Farm, East Stour, SP8 5LR

Bring your own lunch.

Intuitive Plant Medicine

One day special workshops…

Each workshop will focus on developing our deeper communication with the plants.

We will work intuitively with the living plants outside in my herb garden. Some of the topics covered include making herbal remedies, flower essences and incense. We’ll weave in plant mythology and folklore from our ancient British native healing traditions. We will listen to the plants, opening to their essence, their spirit.
Find your own plant ally and develop your own intimate relationship through ‘day-dreaming’ and a drumming journey, receive their healing gifts and wisdom.



June 7th,  July 5th,  or  2nd August

    Butterwell Farm, East Stour,  10am – 4.30pm


Your own herbal tea blend and herbal salt scrub.

Teas and scrummy home made cake and biscuits!

Bring your own lunch. And bring wet weather gear if raining!

Cost: £60 per day workshop


Date:   Monday  March 11th

Venue: Shaftesbury Town Hall

Time 7 – 9pm

Start to discover the powerful healing properties of plants and how we can all use this medicine to help heal ourselves and our families.
Do come along to find out more!

Herbal teas will be served from 8.30pm whilst we chat and try some herbal remedies!

 May Be Repeated later in the year…..

Just a few of the plants we may be working with…

Hawthorn, elderflower, lemon balm, rose, St. John’s Wort, mugwort, marigold, borage, dandelion, nettle, yarrow, plantain, mullein, comfrey, rosemary, sage, valerian, marshmallow, lavender, vervain…….