with Ju Scott and Angus Carers Centre

Update - workshops are now full.  Thank you for your interest


As a traditional practice of healthcare, herbalism should be something that we all have access to but due to the extremely profitable, and therefore dominant, nature of the pharmaceutical medicine model herbalism has become a private medicine. This means that it is only available to those with the money to pay for it and or the time and knowledge to prepare it.

In three workshop sessions over winter, join artist and trainee herbalist Ju Scott to learn how to make several herbal preparations in solidarity with Angus Carers Centre. Learn how to forage and make healing salves, cook seasonal culinary recipes, and prepare relaxing foot bath salts and salves for cuts and scrapes and for burns. As we talk through the ingredients and make herbal remedies, each of you will take what you have made home (one for yourself and another for anyone you care for) and any additional herbal remedies that are prepared will be distributed by Herbal Unity and Angus Carers Centre throughout their community. You will also receive print outs of the recipes and methods to take home.

Workshops take place at Hospitalfield House and Gardens, Arbroath. Please sign up for all three sessions if you can.

To Book  - Update - workshops are now full - thank you for your interest

These workshops are designed for adult or young carers in Angus. There is no age limit. Please contact 01241 439157 or email enquiries@anguscarers.org.uk to book your place. Places are limited to 15 participants so please book early.

Forage & Gather, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Friday 3 December 2021

In this session we forage and gather herbal ingredients local to Hospitalfield’s Garden that will be dried and then used in oils and then into salves in future workshops. Learn about kitchen medicine and how to make Fire Cider, something to help the immune system through the winter, and Hawthorn Ketchup, delicious and good for the heart.

Care for Yourself, 2.00pm – 3.00pm Friday 28 January 2022

Treat yourself to some self-care. When you have little time or energy for yourself, come and learn to make your own herbal skincare, a nice way to get some real luxury into your daily routines! Create nourishing herb bath salts using what we foraged in week one, then turn these into easy at home foot baths for a simple way to rest when you are running around doing so much.

Home Made First Aid, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Friday 25 February 2022

Learn how to use herbs to make an at home first aid kit for you and your family. Using the comfrey and plantain gathered in week one, create a cuts and scrapes salve and a burn gel for small injuries that occur day to day without needing to rush to the chemist. Ease away winter aches by learning how to make a joint and muscle balm. All of these recipes and herbal medicines can be added to the bank of materials for the network of Carers and Young Carers in Angus.

Please note the salve is not vegan as it will contain beeswax.

 About Ju Scott

Ju is an artist whose practice spans object making, music and audio production, DJing, movement and performance, writing and teaching. It is informed by both studying and creating affordable or free access to herbalism and bodywork. They have been involved in herbal projects for the past 5 years and are excited by pedagogy that foregrounds the knowledge everyone has inherently in their bodies. They are keen to create spaces that allow that knowledge to be shared to support our communities to have collective tools for embodiment and support.


Hospitalfield Gardens and Café is wheelchair accessible via a ramp into the Gardens and there are wide pathways throughout the Walled Gardens. It is possible to access the ground floor level of the restored Fernery. Hospitalfield would like to prepare with you for your visit and give any information which could help, so please do get in touch by emailing info@hospitalfield.org.uk  or phoning 01241656124. There is accessible parking available on site by the entrance to the Garden.

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