The museum will be given over to all things herbal, with Pennard Plants in residence selling herb plants and seeds, and the Herb Society giving workshops, herbal advice and talks throughout the weekend.
Jan Greenland will give a workshop on Tussie-Mussies and Nosegays on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Jan is a Fellow of the Herb Society and an expert on culinary uses of herbs. She has lectured at the British Museum and Chelsea Physic Garden.
Visitors will also be able to learn about the medicinal uses of herbs from Julie Wakefield, who has talked about historic herbal remedies across the country, including at the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret in London Bridge.
Garden writer Caroline Holmes will be on-hand on both days, giving expert advice in a 'herb garden design surgery'. Caroline is the author of many books on gardening and garden history, including A Zest for Herbs. She is also the designer of The Poison Garden at Alnwick Garden in Northumberland.
Gwenneth Raybould will give light-hearted and informative talks on both days on the uses of herbs in the 16th century, some of which are still recommended, but some of which are decidedly not! Gwenneth is a trustee of the Herb Society and has an MA Garden History.
On Sunday Urban Bees will join the festival, giving advice on urban beekeeping and hopefully selling some local London honey.
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