Bristol is filled with secret green spaces and small pockets of nature that are ready and waiting for you to explore. This is a wonderful opportunity to head out on an adventure and see the city with new eyes!
Expect to taste, smell and touch these wild herbs and get to know them better, all whilst learning about ways to be responsible and harvest safely. You will leave with more confidence to go and find these herbs in your local environment and begin your journey into using them for food and medicine.
There are plenty of incredibly useful (and tasty!) plants that thrive in our brilliant city. During your experience, your knowledgeable host Maria will pass on essential tips for foraging, including what to bring with you, where to find the best plants and, most importantly, what you can do with them once you’ve found them.
Maria will use the Bristol Greenground Map to guide your walk, and each experience will explore a different route...
This walk will take you around the spacious Avonview Cemetery and up to Troopers Hill local nature reserve, a sandy and hilly environment filled with wild plants.
Wild herbs are abundant in this urban cemetery, meander through the trees and pathways to see what plants grow in this grassy environment.
Starting at Duchess Pond, the largest of the two lakes within the park, you will walk through to the open space of Stoke Park Estate and up the hills overlooking Bristol.
You'll be able to take in cliff-top views and riverside plants on this walk towards Clifton Suspension Bridge through foliage-rich woodland.
Walking in a loop, you'll head off from Conham River Park and trace the river Avon. You'll discover lots of riverside plants and will spot a few birds on the way too.
Minimum fitness level required.
Healing Weeds started with a mission to share knowledge about the amazing plants that live around us and to empower people with practical skills to confidently make herbal remedies from these wild medicines. Foraging walks are a chance to find different plants, see where they grow and and learn more about how to harvest them and what healing properties they hold. Wild medicine workshops are practical courses, teaching you easy ways to process these plants, including how to make infused oils, decoctions, tinctures, tea blends and balms.View more experiences by Healing Weeds
Maria is passionate about promoting care for the earth and its inhabitants - this includes us! She created Healing Weeds to empower people with the knowledge and practical skills to make herbal remedies from locally foraged plants. Connecting directly with nature in this way improves our health and wellbeing in so many ways. Maria is on a mission to inspire us all to get back in our natural surroundings, discover nature’s beauty and help protect our access to these green spaces.
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