WORKSHOPS

Denise is available for talks, workshops and demonstrations on growing herbs, cooking with herbs, wild herb foraging, making medicinal remedies and other herb related topics. A limited number of workshops are held at The Herb Garden each year. We also hold a number of open days throughout the growing season.

Workshop topics include herb garden design, growing herbs, propagation, wild herb foraging, cooking with herbs, medicinal herbs and lots more!

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MEDICINAL HERB WORKSHOP

23RD SEPTEMBER 2017 - THE HERB GARDEN, NAUL, CO. DUBLIN

Photo: St John's Wort Tincture

 

'Learn how to make your own safe and effective herbal remedies'


Many common ailments can be safely treated at home, using wild or cultivated herbs. We can also boost our immune systems and fight infection by including herbs in our diet. This workshop will teach you how to make your own safe and effective herbal remedies and how to incorporate beneficial herbs into your everyday cooking. Participants will leave with enough knowledge and confidence to start using herbal remedies immediately to treat many conditions.

* Sore throats
* Dry and chesty coughs 
* Mouth and gum conditions
* Indigestion and stomach conditions
* Sprains and strains
* Burns and stings

Correct identification is vital when using wild plants for culinary or medicinal purposes. The morning session of this workshop takes place at The Herb Garden, where you will learn how to safely identify wild and cultivated medicinal herbs.

The identification session will be followed by a practical demonstration on making base herbal preparations, ie. infusions, decoctions, oils, tinctures and cough syrups. Once you learn these basic skills, you will then learn which herbs to use to treat specific ailments. Participants will take home a recipe sheet and detailed notes.

Places are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Denise Dunne runs The Herb Garden, a certified organic specialist herb nursery, established in 1995, and has many years experience in growing and using medicinal herbs.
www.theherbgarden.ie

Venue: The Herb Garden and The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin
Date: 2018 dates to be confirmed..
Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Admission: €85 (including herbal tea tastings and detailed notes)  

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WILD HERB FORAGING AFTERNOON

SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 AT THE HERB GARDEN, NAUL, CO. DUBLIN

 

Wild leaves, flowers, berries, seeds and roots have been used for food and healing by all cultures for thousands of years. Our hedgerows, fields, parks and urban areas are abundant with useful wild plants. Learn how to safely identify native Irish plants and herbs, with plenty of tips on using them to create tasty and nutritious wild food dishes, teas, cordials, liqueurs and simple herbal remedies.
 

 

Venue: The Herb Garden, Naul, Co. Dublin
Date: 2018 dates to be confirmed..
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Admission: €20 (Children from 8 to 14 years old free when accompanied by a paying adult. Not suitable for younger children).

 

Places are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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EDIBLE GIFTS WORKSHOP

SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER AT THE SÉAMUS ENNIS ARTS CENTRE, NAUL, CO. DUBLIN

 

Home made gifts are thoughtful, unique and an ideal solution for the person who has everything. Learn how to make and present professional quality edible gifts.


* Herb flavoured oils
* Herb vinegars 
* Liqueurs
* Spicy wholegrain mustard
* Rosemary and orange cranberry sauce

Places are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Venue: The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin

Date: Saturday 2nd December

Time: 2pm to 4.30pm

Admission: €50 (including tastings) 
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Herb Growing Workshop at Balbriggan Allotments

 

The finished demonstration Herb Bed at Balbriggan Allotments

 

GROUP VISITS

Group visits can be arranged by appointment and tailored to your needs. One of our most popular tours focuses mainly on native Irish trees and herbs, their folklore and traditional culinary and medicinal uses.
Another popular subject covers the identification of medicinal herbs, including a demonstration on preparing safe medicinal remedies.
The area around Naul is very scenic and steeped in history, from over 5000 BC to recent times. Fourknocks Megalithic Passage Graves is just a few minutes from The Herb Garden and a private tour can also be included in your visit.

Watch video by Paul Hope, for The Summer Solstice Session, Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, which includes a visit to The Herb Garden and Fourknocks.
The Summer Solstice Session The Summer Solstice Session

 

TALKS / DEMONSTRATIONS / WORKSHOPS

Denise has given many herb-related talks, workshops, growing and cookery demonstrations:
Dublin Garden Festival, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin
Sonairte, The National Ecology Centre
Cooks Academy, Dublin
The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin
GIY Ireland Regional Gathering
South County Dublin Horticultural Society
College of Naturopathic Medicine
Boston Dinner Party Cookery School
Slow Food Events
Balbriggan Allotments
…gardening clubs, ICA, school gardens, community gardens, etc.

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