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 2018 / 2019

The following events are public events, open to all ( please note that some talks and stalls/events are paid entry, as charged by the organisation they have been organised by). The 2018 Herb Walk booking details will be published shortly, along with herbal workshop and tea tasting meditation dates.

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

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 10th March 2018 – Grow Lincoln – 2pm to 3.30pm. Outdoor workshop – “Wild Garlic: Making Herbal Vinegar Extracts”. For further details, and to book, CLICK HERE.

Saturday 14th April 2018 – Grow Lincoln – 2pm to 3.30pm. Outdoor workshop. “Plantain: Poultices and First Aid Herbs”. For further details, and to book, CLICK HERE

Tuesday 1st May 2018 – Mansfield U3A Gardening Group – 10.00am, St Peter’s Centre, Mansfield. TALK – Herbal Medicine.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 – Pennells Garden Centre, Lincoln – 3pm and 4pm. TALK: Medicinal Plants: a first aid kit in your garden.

Saturday 12th May 2018 – Grow Lincoln – 2pm to 3.30pm. Outdoor workshop – “Lemon Balm: Making pesto & using kitchen herbs”. For further details, and to book, CLICK HERE

Tuesday 15th May 2018 – Navenby Archaeology Group– 7.30pm, Methodist Chapel, Navenby. TALK – Lincolnshire Medicinal Plants, Past and Present.

Thursday 17th May 2018 – Witham U3A – 10.30am, Welton Village Hall. TALK – Medicinal Herbs of Lincolnshire.

Saturday 19th May 2018 – Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park – 10.30am to 2pm. WORKSHOP. Details to follow.

Sunday 20th May 2018 – Countryside in the City – 11.00am – 4.00pm, The Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln. STALL & ACTIVITIES. For more information click here.

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 – Branston All Saints Ladies Group – 7.30pm, Branston Church Hall, Church Road, Branston. TALK – Herbs as Food and Medicine.

Thursday 31st May 2018 – Gainsborough & Morton WI – 7.30pm. Morton Village Hall. TALK – Herbal Medicine

Thursday 7th June 2018 – Lindsey U3A – 10.30am, Welton Village Hall. TALK – Medicinal Herbs of Lincolnshire.

Saturday 9th June 2018 – Grow Lincoln – 2pm to 3.30pm. Outdoor workshop. Details to follow.

Saturday 16th June to Saturday 23rd June 2018 – National Herbal Medicine Week. Events to follow.

Tuesday 10th July 2018 – Reepham WI – 7.30pm, Reepham Methodist Chapel Schoolroom. TALK – Herbal Medicine

Wednesday 11th July 2018 – Wellingore U3A – 10.30am, Wellingore Memorial Hall. TALK – Medicinal plants: a first aid kit in your back garden.

Saturday 14th July 2018 – Grow Lincoln – 2pm to 3.30pm. Outdoor workshop. Details to follow.

Saturday 12th August 2018 – Grow Lincoln – 2pm to 3.30pm. Outdoor workshop. Details to follow.

Tuesday 4th September 2018 – Federation of Occupational Pensioners – 10.30am, Lincoln. TALK – Herbal medicine.

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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