Venue: The Herb Garden, Naul, Co. Dublin     Dates: 2023 dates to be announced soon

Wild Garlic and Nettles in Basket

Springtime always reignites my enthusiasm for foraging. I love to see the fresh green shoots of some of my favourite edible and medicinal wild herbs re-emerging. Even though I have been foraging for years, seeing the tender new growth of these plants that no one planted always excites me. They are a sign of renewal and vitality and the wonder of the cycle of nature.

Nettles, sorrel, dandelions, tri-cornered leek, cleavers and the tasty and versatile wild garlic or ramsons, re-appear year after year to feed and nourish those of us who are lucky enough to know about them. No cultivation, no chemicals, no food miles or no plastic packaging involved.

Join me in my garden where I will teach you how to safely identify native Irish plants and herbs, with plenty of tips on using them to create tasty and nutritious wild food dishes.

I will then bring you to a nearby location where you can sustainably harvest your own wild garlic to take home. You will learn about the Forager’s Code, which encourages safe, respectful and responsible foraging. Safety is key so the focus will be on giving you the knowledge that will allow you to forage with confidence.

Everyone will receive an e-book on wild garlic, covering identification, harvesting, preparation and my own original recipes, including recipes for wild garlic soup and wild garlic pesto.

Some of the plants we will cover include:

  • Wild garlic, ramsons
  • Nettles
  • Sorrel
  • Dandelions
  • Tri-cornered leek
  • Cleavers
  • Daisy
  • Primrose
  • Ground ivy
  • Herb Robert
  • Elder
  • Hawthorn


Venue: The Herb Garden, Naul, Co. Dublin

Dates: This foraging walk will be held every second Saturday morning, from mid March to early May, depending on the weather conditions. Exact dates will be announced in early March. See note below..

Time: 10:30 to 13:00

ADULTS €35.00 (Including an eBook on wild garlic, covering identification, harvesting, preparation and my own original recipes)
CHILDREN €10 (under 16 years old)

Contact: Denise on 087 2758896 or email denise@theherbschool.ie

Please Note: Some of these dates may be liable to change depending on the weather. Some years the new growth starts in early February and other years everything is hidden under a blanket of snow as late as early May!

You can buy a gift voucher for the Wild Garlic Foraging Experience by clicking on the link below.



Personalised Events: Private events can be arranged for your group (in Naul or in other locations) and they can be tailored to suit your specific area of interest. All enquiries welcome.

Contact: Denise on +353 (0)87 2758896 or email denise@theherbschool.ie