Workshops & Classes

Alnwick Outdoor Market, Saturday 12th June

Alnwick Outdoor Market, Thursday 17th June

Alnwick Outdoor Market, Saturday 19th June

Alnwick Outdoor Market, Thursday 24th June

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

Beginners Candle & Soap Making, Saturday 26th June

Berwick-upon-Tweed, 10.15am to 3.30pm, £75.00, includes a soup & sandwich lunch

Create your own fragrant candles, one in a tin and one in a glass with a choice of fragrances and colour.

Create your own melt and pour soaps using a choice of fragrances, colours and botanicals.

Alnwick Arts & Crafts Centre

To book workshops at the Alnwick Arts & Crafts Centre ring 01665 606777 or email

Your own Herb or Physic Garden 1: Design and Style: WEDNESDAY 23rd JUNE, 10am-12noon, £15.00

Looking at the positive and negative points of a site, the growing conditions, testing the pH of your soil, changing the pH of your soil, deciding on the style and layout and drawing up a simple plan.

Your own Herb or Physic Garden 2: Plant Profiles: WEDNESDAY  30TH JUNE, 10am-12noon, £15.00

Which herbs will grow best in your own herb garden? Which type of soil do they prefer and do they thrive better in sun or shade? Are they medicinal or culinary herbs or both? How to set out the plants and add them to your herb garden plan.

Your own Herb or Physic Garden 3: Growing and Planting Herbs: WEDNESDAY 7th JULY, 10am-12noon, £25.00

Sowing seeds, taking cuttings, choosing a growing medium, and using a biodynamic calendar. You will take home with you the tray of seeds you plant and some cuttings in pots.

Your own Herb or Physic Garden 4: Drying Herbs and Petals: WEDNESDAY 14th JULY, 10am-12noon, £17.00

 Looking at different methods of drying herbs and flower petals for medicinal, culinary, decorative and fragrant use.

Seaweed Part 1, Identifying, Pressing and Drying, Saturday 10th July

Berwick-upon-Tweed, 10am to 1pm, £45.00 Book both Seaweed sessions for £75.00


Beach walk and talk. How to identify common seaweeds and taking some samples.

Preparing your seaweed for pressing and drying. You will take it home to dry.

Seaweed Part 2, Creating Herbarium Specimens with your dried seaweed Berwick-upon-Tweed, 10am to 1pm, £45.00 Book both Seaweed sessions for £75.00

Bring  your pressed and dried seaweed to the second session and learn how to mount it to make herbarium specimens in the way that it has been done for hundreds of years.

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

To book the workshops at Alnwick ring 01665 606777 or email

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

Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1NL

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

To book the workshops at Alnwick ring 01665 606777 or email  To book workshops at The Hearth ring 01661 852545 or email For the rest of the workshops contact Catherine Sanderson by e-mail,

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