17th August 2024 - 18th August 2024
Castle events, Local area

Summer Foraging at Blair Castle

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Join foraging expert Tamara Colchester on a three-hour summer walk that will introduce participants to around 15 wild, edible and medicinal trees, flowers and plants, along with their etymology, folklore and how best to prepare them.

Learn as you go about poisonous plants, and how to safely identify and avoid them. This meditative, sensory walk will take you into the riotous abundance of summer, ending in a foraged herbal tea with delicious cakes and biscuits prepared with wild ingredients.

Ticket price: £45 per person, children (under 16 years old) £20.

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

When: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August

Where: The walk will take roughly 3 hours and will remain within the Gardens & Grounds of Blair Castle, so an ability to manage this distance is required.

 

About foraging expert, Tamara Colchester

Over the past eight years, Tamara has been studying wild plants and her journey began when she was carrying out research for a film about hunter-gatherers. Inspired by her initial findings, she embraced the idea of discovering how people can live off the land in the Northern Hemisphere and in particular the UK. She has built up an incredible knowledge of plants, their food and medicinal benefits, as well as becoming attuned to the seasons and understanding how our eating requirements change and adapt with the weather. In addition to learning about the plants, herbs, trees and flowers in the UK, she has also taken time to understand animal tracking, as to survive in the Northern Hemisphere an omnivore diet is essential.

My first guided foraging experience and an absolute delight. Tamara is an excellent teacher and just being with her for three hours was so calming and uplifting. The time flew by! It was fascinating to learn just how many wild plants are edible and about how they can be used.
Carolyn
Tamara is an excellent and engaging communicator, and very knowledgeable. We are really looking forward to going on a walk with her again!
Alison

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