Walks, Talks and Workshops

Since 2010, I have been offering a wide variety of different herb gardening and herbal medicine 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 2020 / 2021

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.

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Also, if you are a group, looking for a speaker at short-notice, do get in t

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

Tuesday 5th May 2020 – Mrs Smiths Cottage, NavenbyTALK

Wednesday 13th May 2020 – Skegness Mens Probus Club  TALK

Thursday 4th June 2020 – Welbeck WI, NottsTALK & DEMO

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

Wednesday 5th August 2020 – National Grid Pensioners, LincolnTALK

Wednesday 12th August 2020 – Woodhall Spa Afternoon WITALK

Wednesday 19th August 2020 – Scawby U3A  – TALK

Wednesday 9th September 2020 – Inner Wheel of BailgateTALK

Friday 18th June 2021 – Woodhall Spa Gardeners’ Club –  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)


In addition to this, I can offer demonstrations about:

  • Traditional herbal remedies
  • Making medicines from common kitchen ingredients

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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