31st July 2022
Castle events, Childrens events

Summer Foraging at Blair Castle

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When: 31st July 2022

Ticket price: £45 per person, children free.

There are limited places available, so ensure your space by booking today!

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.

What: 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 us into the riotous abundance of spring, ending in a foraged herbal tea with delicious cakes and biscuits prepared with wild ingredients.

Over the past seven 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.

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