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URHP Herbal Gathering

5 July 2019 at 4:00 pm - 7 July 2019 at 3:00 pm

‘Where Unity and Diversity Meet’

A conference for qualified herbalists and herbal students with diverse and expert teaching from herbal practitioners

Including lectures and teaching, demonstrations and a herbal walk – members of the public are also welcome to come and find out more about herbs.

This year’s URHP Conference is a dynamic weekend of workshops, talks, walks, market and discussion groups.  There will be stands and sessions from herbal companies including: Avicenna (Joe Nasr) CBD Brothers (Ben Birrell) and Phylak Spagyrics (Liz Lyden) and a herbal walk led by Barbara Wilkinson.

As a knowledge exchange, this is an opportunity to learn from the wealth of experience of other herbalists as well as letting others gain from your own ideas and understanding.  Along with a set programme there will be open space for spontaneous discussion and skill sharing.

Conference programme:


Rosemary Umolu ‘Periods not Pills’

Liz Lyden of Phylak Spagyrics speaking on ‘Herbal Alchemy’


Joe Nasr of Avicenna – ‘Aromatic Waters, a brief history, chemistry and distillation’

Ben Birrell of CBD Brothers – ‘Cannabis and my experience of treatment from anxiety to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome’

Mel Hornby – ‘Engaging children in the craft of herbal medicine’

Sandra O’Neill ‘Hydrastis’

Dr Edward Thompson ‘Red flags in western medicine’


Don Rawson ‘Mind the mind-body gap’

Barbara Wilkinson leads the Herbal walk

Please note speakers may be subject to change at short notice.

Lectures and teachings sessions are included in the ticket price and are purchased via Eventbrite you can book for a particular day or for the whole weekend – click the following link to see ticket options: Eventbrite

Day Visitors, Meals and accommodation need to be booked separately with Purley Chase Centre, please click on Book Now below which takes you to the Purley Chase booking form.  Please use the booking form even if you are a day visitor – there is an option on the form to pick ‘accommodation not needed’.

Costs per person are:

En-suite room for whole event £125

Standard/Dormitory room for whole event £105

Day Visitor including lunch and evening meal (per day): £34

Day Visitor including lunch only (per day): £20

Day Visitor no meals (per day): £10

For queries or further information about the event please contact URHP via the following email:





5th July 2019 4:00 pm
7th July 2019 3:00 pm