Herbs for Winter Ills      Discover the medicinal wonders of plants, from blackberries to bilberries, ginger to garlic.  Exploring Wales’s rich herbal heritage from a modern science perspective with practicing medical Herbalist Lara Bean.  In this hands on day workshop learn practical and effective ways to create winter home remedies from the hedgerow harvest, kitchen herbs and spices.  Make chillies winter warming muscle rub, turn thyme into chest syrup, energy boosting winter tonics from autumn berries and much more…. Date: Sun 12 October Time: 10.30am-4.30pm Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab) Fee: £35, members and concessions £30. Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kay.bailey@gardenofwales.org.uk Natural Creams, Salves and Skin Tonics A practical and fun day in the gardens exploring how to make natural cosmetics.  Discover how herbs have been used for hundreds of years to preserve health and beauty.  Learn how to make your very own bespoke face cream from herbs harvested from the garden.  Design and make a delicious cleansing tea to promote a clear complexion and learn about the foods to eat to preserve a youthful spirit! Run by Medical herbalist Lara Bean, experienced in treating a wide range of skin conditions, the day will also cover home remedies to help common skin conditions from chamomile for eczema to rose hips for psoriasis. Date: Sun 9 November Time: 10.30am-4.30pm Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab) Fee: £35, members and concessions £30. Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kay.bailey@gardenofwales.org.uk The Smells of Christmas Make unique Christmas gifts for your favourite people or perhaps a special bespoke treat for yourself. Date: Sun 7 December Time: 10.30am-4.30pm Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab) Fee: £35, members and concessions £30. Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kay.bailey@gardenofwales.org.uk   A Practical Introduction to Herbal Remedies for Home Use This day course is designed as a practical introduction to the use of plants as natural, safe and effective remedies for common home treatable ailments.  Explore the history and science of plant medicine.  Learn how to use kitchen and garden herbs to promote health for the whole family, including make your own chest rub, teas to promote sleep, tonics to boost your immune system naturally and much more. Date: Sun 22 February 2015  Time: 10.30am-4.30pm Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab) Fee: £35, members and concessions £30. Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kay.bailey@gardenofwales.org.uk Grow Your Own Medicine Chest A hands on workshop of how to grow medicinal herbs in your own garden.  Discover the virtues of garden plants and how to harvest and prepare them as remedies for you and your family…from how to make your own rooting compound to making your own gardeners’ hand slave. Date: Sun 22 March 2015 Time: 10.30am-4.30pm Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab) Fee: £35, members and concessions £30. Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kay.bailey@gardenofwales.org.uk Spring Tonics Discover the traditions of using herbs to cleanse and nourish the body.  This day will focus on wild plants and how they can be added to your diet and transformed into remedies to give a spring to your step. Date: Sun 26 April 2015 Time: 10.30am-4.30pm Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab) Fee: £35, members and concessions £30. Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kay.bailey@gardenofwales.org.uk Herbs in the Hedgerow From plant identification to sustainable harvesting.  Discover how local plants have been used as home remedies for centuries.  With Medical herbalist Lara Bean you will learn how you turn wild herbs into effective remedies.  With a passion for wil food Lara will share delicious recipes made from plants growing in the wild. Date: Sun 7 June 2015 Time: 10.30am-4.30pm Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab) Fee: £35, members and concessions £30. Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kay.bailey@gardenofwales.org.uk