The Garden Apothecary

Recipes, Remedies and Rituals

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • Price: £14.99
  • Publication date: 10 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787839793

About the book

From the best-selling author of The Hedgerow Apothecary

Learn how to make the most of your common garden plants like the herbalists of the past

Unlock the sustainable and ethical art of the apothecarist, and explore its rich folklore and history. Discover the hidden delights in your own garden and how to use them to make delicious edible treats, herbal cures and restorative beauty products. With photographs to help you safely identify edible plants and tips on how best to prepare and preserve your finds, this is the essential guide to enjoying the home-grown riches of your garden.

Enjoy the therapeutic delights of the plants to be found in your own garden with easy-to-follow recipes.

  • Heal dry hands with calendula balm
  • Encourage restful sleep with cherry moon milk
  • Get creative with a vivid blue ink made from cornflowers
  • Try a borage infusion for tired eyes
  • Soothe itchy skin with herbal bath tea
  • Bake a delicious nettle and lemon sponge cake
  • Freshen up with a rosemary mouthwash
  • Enjoy a cool glass of red clover lemonade

And much more!

About the author

Christine Iverson discovered a love of all things hedgerow after moving to a Sussex Downland village in 2001. This fascination led to volunteering as an apothecary at the Weald and Downland Living Museum where she taught school children about medieval and Tudor medicine. Keen to learn more, she became a regular contributor to her local parish magazine sharing the folklore and superstitions of hedgerow plants with her local community. She runs regular folklore and foraging workshops at Tuppenny Barn Organics and gives talks to local women’s institutes and horticultural societies.