Workshops

Sanderson’s Herbal Workshops 

Designing your own Herb or Physic Garden  

PAXTON HOUSE, 10am-12noon, £15 per session

Time will be divided between the Education Classroom and the grounds of Paxton House, TD15 1SZ

DSC01963 Saturday 30th March  Tickets from Eventbrite

Choosing a Site, Style, and Structure.  From Ideas to a Plan

A talk on the different styles of herb gardens, suitability of sites, and structure, and making a rough plan.  We will  do some practical tasks such as measuring a site and  considering  its positive and negative aspects. 

Physic Garden workshop

Saturday 6th April      Tickets from Eventbrite 

Herbs and their uses. Where is the best spot for them?

A talk about herbs, their medicinal and culinary uses, their preferred aspect and soil.  Choosing your herbs and deciding where to place then on your plan. You will be shown how to discover your soil’s  pH. 

Workshop Physic Garden 2Saturday 13th April     Tickets from Eventbrite 

 Propagation methods and harvesting tips.

When to plant your herbs. 

How to use a biodynamic calendar

Propagation methods and when to plant your seeds or cuttings. Most of the time will be spent outside getting hands-on experience of propagation and we will try to cover as many of your chosen herbs as we can in the time. 

Bring gardening gloves and dress for the weather. A kettle and herbal teas will be available in the classroom. The Paxton House tearoom will be open if you wish to buy coffee, snacks, or lunch.


Workshop TinctureTuesday 16th April 

 Traditional Herbal Tincture Workshop           

BERWICK-UPON-TWEED. TD15 1NL 

10am-1pm, £25.00

Making Traditional Herbal Tinctures and a Citrus Limoncello. Please bring a quarter bottle (250ml) of 40% Vodka with you. Over 18s only. 

Tickets from Eventbrite


IMG_0693(1)Tuesday 30th April 

Herbal Skin and Hair Care Workshop

PAXTON VILLAGE HALL, TD15 1TH

9.30am-1.30pm, £40.00

We will make lovely products for our face, lips, and hair. Including a fabulous Rose Hip Skin Balm, Lip Balm, Spray and Shine Hair Oil, and a Herbal Hair Mask.

Tickets from  Eventbrite 


IMG_1110(1)Tuesday 14th May

Herbal Preparations for Spring

PAXTON VILLAGE HALL, TD15 1TH  

10am-1pm, £30.00 

Put a spring in your step! We will make a spring tonic, herbal infusions, and nettle soup for our lunch. There will also be a demonstration of how to make sun-infused oils from dandelions and calendula which you can do at home.  Tickets from   Eventbrite


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Tuesday 4th June

Scent-sational Summer Workshop

PAXTON VILLAGE HALL, TD15 1TH 10am-1pm, £30.00

Another fabulous fragrance workshop making a scented room spray, solid perfume and fragrant soap. Tickets from Eventbrite


Workshop drying flowers

Tuesday 18th June

The Art of Drying, Pressing and Mounting Flowers and Leaves

 Paxton House, Education Classroom, TD15 1SZ 10am-3pm, £45.00

We will forage in the grounds of Paxton House to collect botanicals to use in this workshop. Dried botanicals can be mounted to make either a piece of artwork or a herbarium specimen using traditional methods. Do bring watercolour paints, brushes, or coloured pencils along if you wish to use them.    Tickets from  Eventbrite


IMG_1091Saturday 6th July

Making Floral & Herbal Waters Workshop

Paxton House, Education Classroom, TD15 1SZ 10am-1pm, £30.00

Making Floral and Herbal Waters or Hydrolates. The flowers and herbs used will depend on what is available in the grounds of Paxton House on the day. A few bits of lavender, or rose petals, or chamomile, some water, steam, and ice….   If you have never done this before it is absolutely amazing!   Tickets from  Eventbrite 


The Venues: Paxton Village Hall, Paxton TD15 1TH

Paxton House, Paxton TD15 1SZ

You do not need any previous knowledge to come on these workshops.

To book any of the workshops use the Eventbrite booking link

or contact Catherine Sanderson by e-mail: catherine.bfrp@gmail.com


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