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Sat, 15 Jun


Beewell Demonstration Garden

Sacred Tree Crafting (Summer with Rowan)

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Sacred Tree Crafting (Summer with Rowan)
Sacred Tree Crafting (Summer with Rowan)

Time & Location

15 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 15:00

Beewell Demonstration Garden, Cardross, Port of Menteith, By FK8 3JY, UK

About the Event

Part 2 of an internship, guided by the sacred seasons, elements, and the abundant arboreal beings; Birch, Rowan, Hawthorn & Scots Pine.

Trees can often be overlooked when it comes to their many uses and embodied wisdom. Working with trees can seem somewhat daunting, to overcome this and enhance your outlook, Lauren Lochrie of Herbal Homestead has developed this wonderful, seasonal course to help you 'pierce the green veil' by tuning into different trees and their uses across the year - working alongside different experts each season!

By practicing a range of hands-on activities, you will enhance your understanding of what wild parts are good to harvest when, and how to prepare and store them in different ways over the year. Learn how to do this mindfully, sustainably, and safely!

As we slow down to connect with seasonal rhythms and abundances, we too can learn to find a better rhythm within ourselves, appreciating what may have been overlooked before. This course will have something for the beginner as well as the expert.

Depending on the time of year and tree, participants will learn about and prepare different remedies, crafts, drinks, and food stuffs from sap, leaves, twigs, buds, flowers, berries, and medicinal fungi at the beautiful Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire.

This Summer Course can be attended as a one-off but learning and enjoyment may be enhanced if experienced as a four-season-internship (booking on to the Spring, Autumn, & Winter courses too). Throughout the year we will take different routes around the estate and more information will be sent out beforehand, as well as recipes and rescources afterwards.

Contact Lauren on to get an internship discount/ pay a deposit directly.

What to expect:

- Rowan tree identification and habitat cues

- Exploring traditional and modern uses

- Trying pre-prepared foraged nibbles and remedies

- Exercises on how to connect with trees

- Making a rowan flower bud infused desert

- Handcrafting tailisman, incorporating parts from rowan

- Exploring rowan treelore & plant ritual

- Follow up recipes and information


Nicola Orr started out in microbiology, nutrition, and is now a professional chef. She has an affinity for natural remedies, is studying herbalism, and hosts plant circle groups in Peebles, alongside some of the other course co-facilitaors. Nicola weaves beautifully, her skills in nutrition, wellbeing, and holistic health to deliver wonderful plant-releated experiences.

Fees & Participants:

£88 per head/ course (includes booking fee)

18 years+

10 participants maximum



Compost loo on site @Beewell Demonstration Garden on the estate (a few minutes walk from parking area).

Course 2. Sacred Tree Crafting (Summer with Rowan) - Saturday 15th June 2024 (10am - 3pm) @Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire FK8 3JY.

This ticket is for the Summer Course only.


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