Workshops & Classes

Come along and visit our stall at these markets where you can buy our Herbs, Herbal Infusions, Essential Oils, Lavender Bags, Bach Flower Remedies…

Alnwick Outdoor Market, Thursday 23rd September

Alnwick Outdoor Market, Saturday 25th September

Alnwick Outdoor Market, Thursday 30th September

Alnwick Outdoor Market, Thursday 7th October

Sanderson’s Herbs: Classes, Workshops, One-to-One Tuition, & Lab Days.

Make your own Soap & Shampoo Bars

Friday 24th September

Berwick-upon-Tweed, 1pm to 4pm, £45.00, includes tea and cake

Create your own soaps and shampoo bars using a choice of fragrances, colours, botanicals and melt and pour soap bases. Great fun! Tickets available from Eventbrite


Monday 27th September, 11am to 1.30pm, Berwick-upon-Tweed, £20.00

Low tide is at 1pm so we will meet at Sanderson’s Herbs in Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1NL, at 11am for coffee and biscuits and a talk on the traditional use of seaweed and what we will be looking for when we visit the beach around 12.30pm. We will spend about an hour on the beach. Dress for the weather and bring your wellies. To book email

Autumn: Herbs on Mondays during October

at Sanderson’s Herbs, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 10.30am to 12.30pm, £20.00 per session or book the 4 sessions for £70.00

Each week we will look at different plants or trees, their traditional use and how they are used today. You will then make one or two products to take home with you. No previous experience is necessary. Small group, max. 4 people.

To book email or text 07821 784265

Monday 4th October: Medicine from Trees. We will look at three trees used to make traditional remedies and you will make an ointment

Monday 11th October: Plant Roots: We will look at the medicinal properties of a few plant roots, some fairly common and one or two more exotic. You will make a tincture from a plant root.

Monday 18th October: Berries and Hips: We will take a close look at autumn berries and hips and we will make an infusion and a syrup.

Monday 25th October: All Hallows: We will look at herbs that were thought to have ‘magical’ virtues and make smudge sticks, a little incense and amulets.

Botanical Roots: Medicine and a little bit of Magic!

Making Ointment, Oxymel, Cough Syrup, a Tincture from botanical roots, smudge sticks and amulets.

Sunday 31st October, 10.45am to 3pm, £70.00, at The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley, NE15 0NT

To book visit

Please note that the images on their website do not reflect the products that we will be making and were not supplied by Sanderson’s Herbs.

Fragrant Christmas Gifts Workshop, Saturday 13th November, 10.45am to 3pm, £75.00, The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley, NE15 0NT

Gifts or to keep as a treat! We will be making two luxury reed diffusers, complete with gift boxes, one room mist, one shower gel, one hand cream, and a jar of bath and foot crystals.

To book visit

Please note that the images on their website do not reflect the products that we will be making and were not supplied by Sanderson’s Herbs.

 Fragrant Christmas Gifts Workshop

Paxton Village Hall

Tuesday 30th November, 10am to 1pm, £45.00

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Our seasonal fragrant workshops are always very popular and many come with the idea for making these lovely products as gifts for friends and family but once they make them they want to keep them for themselves!

This year we will make a luxury reed diffuser complete with gift box, a fragrant room mist, hand cream with essential oils and a shower gel. You can be creative and choose difference fragrances and packaging for each of your products and if you wish you can make an extra reed diffuser and room mist on the day for £16.00.

Tickets available from Eventbrite or email or text 07821 784265

To book a place on any of the Berwick-upon-Tweed or Paxton Village Hall workshops or classes, please email or ring or text 07821 784265

To book the workshops at Alnwick ring 01665 606777 or email 

 To book workshops at The Hearth visit

One-to-One Tuition and Lab Days, including practical work, to learn the basics or to improve your skills in making herbal products. You may choose one specific herbal theme you would like to pursue during this lesson such as making balms or tinctures or infusions or decoctions or hydrolates or fragrances, or growing herbs or drying herbs.  Berwick-upon-Tweed, 3 hours, £75.00, 1 place. Contact to arrange a date.

Workshops, classes & lab days CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund if cancelled at least 14 days before the event. 50% refund if cancelled between 8 and 14 days before the event. No refunds if cancelled 7 or less days before the event. Alnwick Centre and The Hearth Workshops: please contact them for their cancellation policy.

The Venues:

Alnwick Arts & Crafts Centre, 8 Bondgate Within, Alnwick, NE66 1TD

The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley, NE15 0NT

Paxton village Hall, TD15 1TH

Sanderson’s Herbs, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1NL

Mostly, you do not need any previous knowledge to attend these workshops for adults (18+ years). 

To book a special workshop for your group, please contact Catherine Sanderson for fees and availability.