Seasonal Herbal Medicine Making Workshops

All workshops are suspended until September, 2020.

​Come and play. Get your hands dirty.
Bring your friends for a relaxing session of herbal medicine making.
Make medicines, skin care products, bath products, & nutritional goodies.
Blend your own herbal tea. Ask questions of a qualified medical herbalist.
Chat, laugh, create. Wander the garden & native bush.
You will leave refreshed and relaxed with a bag full of your own herbal creations.

Want to have your own workshop? It can be arranged.
A minimum number of four people is required. Eight people maximum.
For safety reasons, no children please. There are hot plates, boiling things, & a babbling brook.
Keep reading, call, text, or email for more information. 

Go on, you know you want to.

The days are longer, the sun is out, and so are you.
In this workshop you get to make four of the following:a spring cleansing tonic,
an insect repellent,
a nourishing hand scrub,
a foot soak,
a medicinal salve,
a healing poultice,
& a herbal tea blend of your choice.

Valued at over $100.
You get to take your creations home

Plan for 2.5 hours.
Wear sturdy shoes to wander native bush.
Light refreshments provided.

Available dates:
10 am to 1:30 pm

At Manaaki mai in Purau
99 Port Levy Road

Drive over or take the 9:50 am ferry from Lyttelton to Diamond Harbour.
We will pick you up (Please let us know!)

Who is running this workshop?
The lovely Andee offers her hospitality on Manaaki mai
with acres and acres of native bush and her large garden.
Sandra of Herb Nerd NZ will guide you as you concoct.

For your own booking of 4 or more people, get in touch.
Let's find a day and a time that works for all of us. 

To register:
Email: Sandra on
Text or call on 027 861 1499
You will not be charged when you book. It reserves a spot for you.
When numbers are sufficient to run the workshop we will ask for payment.

Price: $90.00

Class size is limited to 8 people. 
For safety reasons, no children please.
All containers provided. Just bring yourself. And a friend or two.

Session will only go forth if there are four people registered.
You will be notified when there are enough people for the session.

Banking details:
ASB  12-3483-0017096-00
Reference your last name and session date.


We will miss this year's winter workshops.

​Winter. A time of hibernation. Regeneration. Time to pamper yourself. In this session you will make four of the following: a body butter, a shower scrub, scented bath salts or a foot soak, cold and flu brew, cough medicine, an antiviral tonic, and a herbal tea blend of your choice. You get to take your creations home