Delighted to say that we had our first workshop last Saturday at Sedgwick Park House in Horsham and had a glorious time and glorious weather! It was such fun to forage in Clare’s stunning gardens finding the plants we needed to make some great products with natural ingredients. Everyone made an infused oil, some with St John’s Wort which is a great anti-inflammatory oil, others with lavender which is a multi-tasking oil good for all sorts of things. We also made herbal tinctures, a healing balsam for cuts and wounds and a wonderfully nutritious face cream that smells like heaven!
The gardens are so gorgeous as part of them are left to nature and are a little wild, just how I like them! Easy to find what we needed in those parts of the garden for all our luscious products. There are more cultivated gardens and some natural lakes and ancient woodland too – magical! A great group attended and we have had some really positive feedback! Seems everyone had a really enjoyable day and are inspired to get to it at home with their own products.
Next one is coming up on 30th September and we will be making some new products on this one using different plants. I am over the moon to be able to be doing these workshops here in the UK. After running them in Italy from my own garden there, I wasn’t sure they would continue here. And then I met Clare! Bless her for being so open to sharing her healing and magical space, and for coming on board with me to do these educational and fascinating workshops! We had great fun working together and are looking forward to continuing doing stuff together.
If you have never been to Sedgwick Park House, put it on your to do list, it is so lovely there!
Well, I am off this Saturday after a full on day last Saturday, and about to go outside and pick my calendula flowers ready for infusing. A cup of tea first though!
Love Nalini x
My garden isn’t quite as impressive as Clare’s but it is proof that even the most modest garden can be host to the plants used for making products. Mine is full of wild flowers and herbs and all carefully guarded by Mr Tao Bennett, the cutie in black and white!