at Witchampton Village Hall, Witchampton, Nr Wimborne, Dorset. 

This course offers a season-by-season journey through the year, working and connecting with the wild medicinal herbs that grow amongst our hedgerows and green spaces.

Some of what we cover in the course includes:

  • Foraging – herb walks – identification

  • Hands-on herbal remedy making: – tinctures – infusions/decoctions – flower essence – syrups – oils – creams & balms.

  • Everyone will create his or her own materia medica throughout the year.

  • We will spend time deepening our sensory connection to the plants.

  • Learn about the medicinal uses of the herbs, both generic and through your own personal connection.

  • We will look at how dis-ease manifests within the body and the deeper root causes.

  • You will be introduced to different therapeutic systems of working, enabling you to make better, informed choices when choosing which herbs and remedies to use.

  • We will connect deeper with the seasons as we journey through them, learning how to use the plants we forage to treat seasonal ailments and tonics for your health and wellbeing. 

The course is run over 9 days (Saturday) between March – December.

Course dates for 2025 – TBC

Places are limited as the group numbers are kept small. 

This includes refreshments and detailed handouts/course material. Please bring your own lunch, cutlery and crockery will be provided. There are no local eateries or Cafes nearby. 

Places are limited so it’s always best to book early.

Note: This course is designed to enable you to step into the ancient practice of herb craft and that is my training. This course does not qualify you to become a medical herbalist or to treat people professionally but is offered to you as a craft/practice for life, that will enable you to use this ancient practice of herbalism for your own health and well-being.

If you would like to book a place or would like further information, please use the button below or drop me an email

Here’s what others have said about their experience

It has been a wonderful experience being part of the year amongst the hedgerows group. To learn about and identify the different wild herbs as we follow the seasons has made me feel so much more connected to the plants. I have learned how to explore the herbs with all my senses, and learning the different qualities and properties has been invaluable because I feel I am now equipped to apply them to my own health and wellbeing.

Dee is a wonderful friendly teacher, very enthusiastic, extremely connected to the plants, and very knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend her courses to anyone who is keen to learn more about our wild herbs waiting for us amongst the hedgerows!’ R.Williams -Hants


If anyone is considering Dee’s amazing course, A Year Amongst the Hedgerows, think no more, just book yourself on! Dee is a truly inspirational teacher and her plant wisdom is immense. She is so passionate about her teaching, which makes her courses so rewarding. I am currently in my second year amongst the hedgerows with Dee and will certainly book again for another course next year. So, if you fancy connecting and working with the plants and herbs you see every day, this is the course for you! Tony – Verwood


Dee, I thank you wholeheartedly for the gift of this truly amazing course which is enabling me to connect season by season with the plants of the hedgerows and rekindling my love for nature.   The deliciousness of the food that you serve incorporating the seasonal produce is wonderful and your teachings are inspirational.  Lorraine Hughes