Workshops & Events

Catherine Sanderson will be at the following events with her Bach Flower Remedies, dried herbs and herbal soaps.  Tickets for all workshops on sale from her stall at these markets.  Come along and say hello!

Thursday 31st October, Etal Village Hall, St Abbs Market, TD12 4TL
Friday 8th November: Ebba Centre, St. Abbs Market, TD14 5PL
Sunday 17th November, Coldstream Community Centre, Winter Indoor Market, TD12 4AP
Friday 22nd November, Ebba Centre, St Abbs Market, TD14 5PL
Saturday 14th December, Swan Centre Christmas Market, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2AS
Sunday 15th December, Swan Centre Christmas Market, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2AS

Sanderson’s Herbal Workshops and Talks

Saturday 26th October 

Roots: Medicine & Magic Workshop

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre  10.30am-3.00pm   £40.00 


Working with the roots of herbs and finding out about their medicinal and magical traditions. Making some old-fashioned remedies, ointments, infusions, and a tincture.

Lots of roots to handle and prepare so bring an apron.

There is a parking charge of £2.50 at The Hirsel but when you book this workshop you will receive a free pass for the day.

You can buy lunch or a snack in the Cottage Tearoom or you can bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee will be available during the workshop on a self-service basis. At lunchtime and afterwards there will be a chance to browse in the gallery and arts and crafts workshops…a great place to find that special Christmas gift!

Tickets from Catherine at above events or from Eventbrite

Saturday  16th November  The Fragrant Christmas Workshop

Norham Village Hall  10.30am-3.00pm   £45.00 (includes a light lunch)


Making Fragrant Christmas gifts including a reed diffuser, pot-pourri, rose petal hand cream,  a warm, mulled  Christmas punch  (non alcoholic), and fragranced Christmas gift tags with scented ink, written with an old-fashioned dip pen and completed with sealing wax. You will take home the gifts you make as well as your dip pen and a little ink, but from past experience, we seem to drink all the warm, mulled Christmas punch during the workshop!

Recycle and Share: if you have any small jars with tight lids for ink, please bring them along to share. Tickets from Catherine at above events or Eventbrite

Tuesday 26th November  The Magic of Christmas Workshop

Paxton Village Hall  10am-1pm   £30.00 


Making some lovely Christmas gifts including crystallised ginger, scented wax melts, bath salts, ginger and orange cordial, and frankincense hand cream.

This workshop will smell fabulous! Please bring an apron as there will be preparation, stirring, and simmering.

There is plenty of free parking at the Village Hall and there are no steps at the entrance or inside. Tickets from Catherine at above events or from Eventbrite 

Thursday 6th February, 2020: Talk on Plants for Winter Ailments for the Norham Women’s Institute

Saturday 7th March, 2020: Talk on Herbs in Ayton Village Hall for the Berwickshire Scottish Women’s Institute

Saturday 4th April, 2020  The Naturally Herbal Kitchen: Spring Clean Workshop

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre   10.30am-3pm   £45.00 

Making herbal kitchen cleaning products for your spring clean, including window cleaner, counter top cleaner, liquid detergent, furniture polish, fridge odour absorber, and more… Bring a packed lunch or visit the Cottage Tearoom.

Free parking for the workshop.  Workshop fee £45.00

Tickets from Catherine at above events or from Eventbrite

Workshops REFUND 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. The administration fee charged by Eventbright cannot be refunded at any time.

May 2020: Naturally Herbal Spring Detox

June 2020:  Perfume! Fabulous Fragrances

The Venues:

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre TD12 4LW

Norham Village Hall TD15 2LQ

Paxton Village Hall, Paxton TD15 1TH

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

To book any of the workshops use the Eventbrite booking link or contact Catherine Sanderson by e-mail: or book at one of the events.

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