Since 2010, I have been offering a wide variety of different herb gardening and herbal medicine courses, workshops, events, talks, and herb walks in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, the wider East Midlands and further afield, for the general public, the herb-curious, local societies and interest groups (e.g. WI’s and Gardening Clubs), community organisations, charities, the public sector and corporate clients.

Lindhu herb walk - looking closer - Cabourne parva - The District Herbalist

Herb walk at Lindhu Festival, 2014

I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge of our native medicinal herbs and simple traditional herbal remedies with people from all walks of life, and all abilities, and inspiring people to take an active role in looking after their health, naturally, safely and using simple and fun-to-make herbal preparations with often home-sourced ingredients.

If you’d like to get involved, take a look at my Public Forthcoming Events Diary below (scroll down for event and workshop opportunities for private bookings). Events are also publicised on my Facebook page, Twitter and via my newsletter.

You can also read feedback and testimonials from previous events, talks and workshops here.

Events Diary 2019 / 2020

The following events are public events, some are open to all ( please note that some talks and stalls/events are paid entry, as charged by the organisation they have been organised by). Herb Walks, workshops and tea tasting meditation sessions appear as they are booked into the diary.

To make sure you don’t miss out, why not sign up to my monthly newsletter (subscribe via the contact page), or follow me on Facebook or Instagram

Also, if you are a group, looking for a speaker at short-notice, do get in touch, as I am often able to help in such situations.

Saturday 20th July 2019 – Navenby Herb Walk, as part of the NK Walking Festival 2019. 10am – 12pm. £5 per person. Meet in front of the Reindeer Fish Shop, High Street, Navenby, LN5 0EE. Full details and booking info can be found at the Facebook event – click here. Or call coordinators Hill Holt Wood on 01636 892836 or email to reserve a spot.

Friday 26th July 2019 – Birchwood Gardening Club – 7.30pm. TALK.

Saturday 27th July 2019 – NK Walking Festival – Grand Finale, at Whisby Nature Park. A stand about my herb walks in the downstairs room, Cygnet Suite. 10am until 4pm.

Thursday 1st August 2019Lincoln WI – 7.30pm

Wednesday 7th August 2019 – Leverton & District Gardening Group  – Private Herb Walk

Saturday 10th August 2019 – Bailgate Urban Herb Walk – 2pm – 4pm. £10 per person. Booking details to follow

Tuesday 13th August 2019 – Horncastle & District Cancer Support Group – 6.30pm,  TALK

Saturday 17th August 2019 – Urban Fringe Herb Walk, South Common, Lincoln – 2pm – 4pm. £10 per person. HERB WALK. Booking details to follow.

Tuesday 20th August 2019 – Live Well With Parkinsons event – 2pm-4pm. Grandstand, Carholme Road, Lincoln. INFORMATION STAND.

Wednesday 18th September 2019 – North & South Leverton WI – 7.30pm,  TALK

Monday 2nd September 2019 – Newark Ladies Group – 7.30pm,  TALK

Tuesday 24th September 2019 – Lindsey U3A Gardening Group, Welton – 2pm TALK

Thursday 30th April 2020 – Radcliffe on Trent Gardening Club – 7.30pm,  TALK

Wednesday 13th May 2020 – Skegness Mens Probus Club  TALK

Wednesday 17th June 2020 – Skegness Mens Probus Club  PRIVATE HERB WALK

Wednesday 19th August 2020 – Scawby U3A – 10.30am – TALK

Are you looking for a speaker or demonstrator for your event, workshop, society or group in Lincoln and Lincolnshire?

You are most welcome to contact me regarding bookings for societies, groups and events within the Lincoln and Lincolnshire region.

I am able to offer talks on:

  • The History of Herbal Medicine
  • Traditional Western Herbal Medicine for the Modern Age
  • Creating your own Medicinal Herb Garden (Physic Garden)
  • Other subjects (I can tailor a talk to your specific requirements)


One of my public-sector workshops

In addition to this, I can offer demonstrations and workshops about:

  • Traditional herbal remedies
  • Making medicines from common kitchen ingredients
  • Simple cosmetics made from ingredients in the home
  • … and many other workshops, which I can tailor to your requirements.

As well as my annual public Herb Walk series, if your group would like an outdoor activity, I am able to offer private Herb Walk bookings in your local vicinity. If you would like to enquire about this, please feel free to get in touch. Please feel free to read some of the comments from those that have booked me in the past, here.

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Hannah Sylvester, Medical Herbalist, Lincoln

Hannah Sylvester, Medical Herbalist, BSc (Hons) MNIMH. Medical Herbalist and Lecturer

Hannah graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Herbal Medicine. She is a registered Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (founded in 1864, the oldest professional organisation in the U.K. representing medical herbalists). Hannah lectures on the Clinical Diagnostic Skills module for the BSc Herbal Medicine degree course at Lincoln and is also a NIMH New Members’ Scheme Mentor. She is also a fully qualified first aider, workshop leader and regularly features on local radio and in the press.



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