Totterdown’s Treasures: A Plant-based Walking Tour

If you’re a plant enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, you’ll love this ethnobotany walk with Nicholas, an expert in how people use plants. He’ll take you around Totterdown, one of the most vibrant and diverse areas of Bristol, and show you the amazing variety of plants that grow in the city.

You’ll discover how to recognise different plants, and what they can offer us in terms of medicine, food, dye, fibre and more. You’ll also learn about the cultural and historical significance of plants, and how they relate to different traditions and folklore.

Each walk will feature a special medicinal herb, and you’ll have the chance to sample a tincture and a tea made from it. You’ll also get some advice on how to cultivate and harvest your own herbs, and how to prepare your own herbal products at home.

This is a unique opportunity to explore Totterdown from an ethnobotanical perspective, and to find out more about the wonders of plants and their uses. Whether you’re into gardening, herbalism, plant sciences, ecology or language, you’ll find something to spark your interest and imagination on this walk.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 8+

Adult £15
Child £15
Student £15

How to get there


  • Experience takes place outdoors

On the day

Start time: 2 pm Please try to be on time as we will leave the starting point after 10 minutes Meeting Point: Quaker Burial Ground, Redcliffe Way, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6SJ Wear comfortable clothes. Please note, there is a steep hill at the end of the tour

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Nicholas Edwards

Nicholas has been a herbalist since 2009 and more recently completed a Master's in Ethnobotany. His interests are in health and wellness, plants, language, and travelling.

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