April : Thurs 11th


at St Swithun's Church, Woodbury

Entry by donation - 

no need to book

Talk : 

"Herbal medicine past and present : household                                                                 medicines in Devon from the seventeenth century 


Anne Stobart

Understanding and utilising native plants as sources of medicine goes back

to prehistoric times, long before botany was established as a subject of study.

Even the famous parson-naturalist Gilbert White learned part of his plant lore

from a local healing-woman.  


Our very own local healing-woman Anne Stobart opens our series of talks.  

She is a medical herbalist, Hon. Fellow of Exeter University, author of Household Medicine in seventeenth-Century England (2016), and founder of Holt Wood Herbs in N Devon and of the Medicinal Forest Garden Trust  

Image by Anne Stobart



This talk will be followed up by a wildflower walk 'discovering nature's medicine chest', guided by medical herbalist Melanie Shaw, on Sunday 23 June, 2.000-5.00pm - location and full details to follow.

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