"The more I experience the Cart Shed, the more impressed I am by its entire ethos. It is obvious that everybody feels very much at home in the woods and are able to let their creativity flow while learning new skills."
We are grateful!
We are entirely grateful to be Herbfarmacy's chosen charity as this year's beneficiary of their Open Days!
This year, Herbfarmacy are doing things a bit differently. Rather than opening the farm for a single weekend, they'll be opening it for a series of days throughout the summer months! That way you can see the changing fields of stunning colours as each of our herbs come into bloom.
Founder, Paul Richards, will be on hand to guide you around the farm. He’ll talk about the herbs we grow, their properties and benefits, plus some of the techniques we use to get the very best from them in our organic balms, oils and creams. You’ll also experience the skill, dedication and passion that has resulted in Herbfarmacy becoming one of the most successful organic skincare brands.
The farm will be open on the dates listed below, where (subject to weather conditions) the team expect the herbs listed to be in bloom. Guided tours, given by Paul, will take place at the times indicated. The entrance charge (all going to The Cart Shed!!) is £5 per person. This will include a beverage and homemade cake. Please be aware, spaces are limited and by pre-booked ticket only.
Friday 30 June; 2pm & 4pm
We hope St. John’s Wort (Hypericum) will be in full flower. Meadowsweet and Mullein also should be showing flowers, and Marshmallow will be growing strongly.
Friday 7 July; 2pm & 4pm
The early blooms of Marshmallow, Meadowsweet and Hypericum will still be on show and Mullein will be a riot of tall, bold yellow spires.
Friday 21 July; 2pm & 4pm
The Hypericum will be over by now, but Echinacea, Marshmallow, Californian Poppy, Cornflower, Mullein and early blooms of Calendula will be on show, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Black Mountains.
Friday 4 August; 2pm & 4pm & 6pm
These same herbs, Echinacea, Marshmallow, Californian Poppy, Cornflower and Mullein will be on show, with Calendula flowering strongly.
Saturday 5 August; 10:30am & 2pm
As the day before (unsurprisingly!).
On each date there will be something in the herb dryer so you will get to see this process in action. There will also be less colourful herbs like Comfrey, Chamomile, Chickweed, Dandelion & Burdock to see.
To book your place on one of the guided tours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of your party and preferred tour date and time. Herbfarmacy will reply with further details and directions. Remember: spaces are limited and by pre-booked ticket only.