We celebrate Herbal Medicine week this year with a Free Guided Herb Walk around the Delightful Gardens of the Garden Gate Project.

This community garden is busting with wild edible and medicinal herbs. If you would like to explore the Garden Gate’s wild pharmacy with us, please meet us at the Garden gate at 10am on Saturday 25th June. And just like the plants we find in the hedgerows, this walk is FREE too!!

The guided herb walk will start at promptly 10am.  We meet at the Garden Gate Project, Northdown Road, Margate CT9 3TP.  It will be hosted by your local Margate Medical Herbalists: Sorrell Robbins & Charm Elakil. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please wear suitable clothes/sun protection as we may be outdoors for 2 hours – if the weather is kind to us!

If you have any questions please get in touch with Sorrell at the Chamomile Clinic

Herb Walk Disclaimer

This walk is provided for pleasure and education purposes only. The walk is scheduled to last 2 hours and will cover approximately 1 ½ miles. The terrain is uneven and may be muddy in places, it is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Minors should be accompanied by their parents or guardians. The walk should only be undertaken if you feel well enough to do so and are wearing suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.

Plants which are traditionally used to treat various medical conditions will be referred to. These references are for general information purposes only and do not infer any type of treatment recommendation.

Many edible and medicinal plants will be pointed out and discussed. Some wild plants are poisonous and accurate identification is essential prior to picking any plants and ingesting them. Ingestion of any plant material is done so completely at your own risk. It is possible (although rare) for individuals to have an allergic reaction to certain wild edible plants. No liability is accepted for such occurrences. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant you are advised against eating any wild plants, which you have not had previous exposure to.

No liability is accepted for any independent actions taken or not taken as a result of information provided on this walk.

General considerations and recommendations

Correct plant identification is essential when foraging and you are encouraged to refer to multiple identification sources to confirm positive identification. Laws relating to foraging, land ownership and protected species must be adhered to. Good foraging practices are also highly recommended. Health and safety risks must also be taken into consideration, for example potential pollution, heavy metals, parasites and other animals. An overview of general considerations will be covered in the walk introduction and you are encouraged to investigate these further and become more familiar with them if you are considering doing any foraging in the future. Certain plants many also contain certain constituents which can be harmful to health if ingested in large quantities or over long periods of time. Some plant constituents may be considered contra-indicated with certain medical conditions. All of these factors need to be taken into consideration and risk assessed appropriately.

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