Foraging & Botanical Printmaking

Join expert forager Maria of Healing Weeds, and talented printmaker Jemma Gunning for a unique foraging walk and botanical printmaking experience. You will leave with new-found knowledge to last a lifetime and your own botanical identification print made using wild plants.

What to expect

You will start the day with a beautiful guided walk through the pathways and Woods that are opposite Jemma's studio. During the walk, Maria will teach you plenty of skills in identifying local wild plants and learning where they grow.

You will learn how to identify, pick and use these plants with confidence. There’ll be plenty of time to ask questions and build up a solid foundation of knowledge so you can continue foraging on your own.

After the walk, you will stop for lunch (BYO) before getting inky in Jemma's studio. Enjoy getting creative as you get hands-on with printmaking. Jemma will show you how to press, place and create designs using plants, ink and paper. You will make unique botanical prints from the plants you picked on your walk, reminding you of the abundance of spring greens and what you can find all around you.

Although this is intended to be an introduction to foraging and printmaking, you’ll leave with enough confidence and competence to use these skills again and share them with loved ones.

Accessibility details

The walk will take place outside so please be prepared for the weather on the day, please also wear clothes you don’t mind getting mucky for the print workshop (aprons and gloves provided).

If you have any allergies, please let your host know when you book your ticket. Parking is available onsite, bus stop and train station are 30 mins walk. Please get in touch if you are in need of a car share and your hosts will help to arrange this where possible!

Expected schedule for the day

  • 10am: welcome to studio, wild foraged tea and snacks
  • 10.15am: walk through Backwell, up the hill and through the woodlands to forage with Maria
  • 12.30pm: return to studio, collect and separate plants, enjoy our lunch
  • 1:30pm: Jemma will introduce printmaking, and everyone begins to arrange their plants
  • 2pm: time to get inky and creative, making your own botanical booklets, identification posters or greeting cards
  • 3.30pm: clean up, collect all our designs and see what we've made
  • 4pm: leave with your new botanical prints and lots of knowledge to share with others

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 12+

Adult £60
Two Ticket Discount (Buy two tickets to save!) £100

How to get there


  • Outdoors
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Social distancing will be maintained where possible

On the day

Meet at Backwell Studios, Unit 9 Cheston Combe Backwell BS48 3JQ

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 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 7 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

Maria Fernandez Garcia

Maria is a Bristol-based forager and herbalist who started Healing Weeds to create a fun, human and relatable way to access foraging, no matter your experience.

Maria absolutely loves sharing this easy-to-learn knowledge through foraging walks, workshops and courses in Bristol where she shows people how to confidently identify and use some of the most common (and often most healing) plants in their local area. Get in touch with her if you'd like to learn more or on Instagram @healing.weeds

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