What you'll do
I will meet you at the gazebo located in the garden at Merryspring Nature Center conveniently located right off Route 1 in Camden. Together we will take a relaxing walk around the gardens where I will introduce you to various plants and flowers, telling you their names and medicinal uses. You will be invited to smell and taste a few of each. This tour is a great way to jump start your knowledge of using herbs to support you and your family's health and you are welcome to ask questions relating to your specific interests wether it is growing these plants yourself or how to's of making medicine from them. You are welcome to stay after the tour and walk around the gardens more, enjoy a picnic you brought or walk the 66 acres of the property that have trails throughout it. This is a dog free location. *this experience is not affiliated with Merryspring Nature Center
2019 will be my 4th season managing the gardens at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden, ME this is my sixth growing season in the midcoast having spent the first two managing four acres of medicinal herb production at Avena Botanicals in Rockport, ME. I’ve grown herbs and flowers at various farms in the northeast including Stone Barns in NY and Farmacy Herbs in RI. My connection to herbs was birthed in NYC, where the mugwort growing from the cracks in the sidewalks gave me visions of studying more deeply with the plants. It lead me to rural Rutland, OH to intern at United Plant Savers Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary and to study herbal medicine with a variety of amazing teachers & the plants themselves, across the US. Where did your connection to the plants begin? Are you looking to deepen that connection? Or to plant the seed?
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Where you'll be
We will visit different parts of the garden stopping at many garden beds, some beds contain herbs for the common cold, another has plants used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is even a garden bed of poisonous plants used throughout history! And more.... *please note this is an outdoor experience without bathroom facilities onsite
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests aged 8 and up can attend.
If it is a light rain we will still meet for a walk with umbrellas. If it is a downpour we can reschedule or refund your money.
Medicinal plant tour in serene garden
£32 / person
£32 / person