About us and where we meet

Programme 2018:

corn dollies


Wednesday 5th December 8 pm St Bonaventure’s Church Parkway Welwyn Garden City.

Make a wreath and table decoration for Christmas using natural materials that will be supplied. Your entrance fee of five pounds will cover the cost of materials for this hands-on workshop. Bring a mat or cutting board to protect the table.
Wednesday 5th September
The History and Folklore of Corn Dollies By Jane Woolman
Jane will explain the significance of corn dollies in past times; the
symbolism in their many and varied designs, and their connection through
folklore with the success of the harvest and wellbeing of the community.
She will demonstrate how corn dollies are made and there will be a variety
of different styles available to buy.

HHG Members £3.50, non-members £4.50
Light refreshments included.
Guests welcome.

8pm at St. Bonaventure’s Church Hall, Parkway, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6JF.

8pm on Wednesday 6th June

‘Wayside Herbs of early Summer’

By Medical Herbalist Lucy Blunden

Lucy allowed us to touch, sniff, taste and sense your way into common wayside
herbs such as black horehound and mugwort.

Entry:  HHG Members £3.00, non-members £4.00
Light refreshments included. Visitors welcome.

Who we are

The group was formed in 1996 by Medical Herbalist, Mary Barton. We are a friendly and informal group that welcomes everyone with an interest in herbs. Our membership includes qualified medical herbalists but the majority are enthusiastic amateurs.

What we do

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except January). Topics covered in our meetings include the propagation of herbs, herbs in cooking, aromatherapy, herbs in cosmetics, herbs for use around the house, pot pourri making, planning a herb garden, companion planting and the medicinal properties of herbs.

We have guest speakers covering all manner of subjects including the history and folklore of herbs; corn dollies and many more.

In addition to these talks, we arrange visits to places of herbal interest and have social events in summer and winter where everyone brings something herbal to eat or drink.

The meetings also feature a plant stall where members’ spare plants are sold at a reasonable price. This enables us to broaden our collection of the more unusual herbs while the money goes towards group expenses.

Where we meet

The group normally meets at 8pm on the first Wednesday of each month at St Bonaventure’s Church Hall, 83 Parkway AL8 6JF in Welwyn Garden City, Herts.