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At Poyntzfield Herb Nursery we specialise in the cultivation of herb plants and seeds using organic and biodynamic principles.

We offer for sale over 400 varieties, either from the nursery or by mail order (including overseas countries).

The herbs originate from countries all over the world but we include in our range plants native to Scotland that have herbal properties. The nursery is situated on the Black Isle - a low peninsula surrounded by sea lochs, hills and mountains. Because of the high latitude and long winters, all plants are hardy, suitable for almost any garden.

We have been growing herbs organically since 1976 and the quality of many species has been enhanced by propagating only from plants known to have hardiness, health, vigour, resistance to pests and diseases, good scent, colour and flavour.

Botanical tours of India, Nepal and Sikkim have allowed us to introduce some unusual medicinal species. Two botanical tours of Japan has enabled us to provide a better representation of their edible and medicinal herbs, mainly from the Kampo tradition. The Japanese have a great respect for and understanding of nature and its multiple remedies; this is also our speciality from which we hope you will be involved by growing and using your own herbs to achieve a balanced healthy lifestyle.

We will be holding a series of events to celebrate our 40th anniversary this September and October............

From the 9th to the 10th and 11th of September, Katherine Buchanan from Edinburgh will be holding a Goethean plant observation workshop. This approach can help us to develop our contemplation, perception and intuitive skills that relate to the natural world. Cost £80 including light lunch and fresh herb teas.

On Saturday the 17th from 1 to 5pm. Thomas Keyes, gardener and artist will provide a practical demonstration of how some of the inks and pigments were made for Celtic works of art such as the Book of Kells. Cost £12.

On the 24th from 1 to 5pm. Dr Judy Klahre-Parker, ex pharmacist of Weleda (UK) and Switzerland (Ita Wegman Clinic, Arlesheim) will guide and demonstrate how some herbal, homeopathic and anthroposophical medicines are produced. Cost, £15 including fresh herb tea.

On October 1st from 1 to 5pm. The theme will be "Biodynamics, how it can help us and our gardens", theory and practice. With Duncan Ross, ancient biodynamic herb grower. Cost £10.

There will be informal ceilidhs at 7pm on September 10th and 24th. Bring your own instrument and/or voice for songs, tunes and stories.

For further information and bookings contact us on or phone 01381 610352 between 12 to 1 or 6 to 7pm Monday to Saturday.

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