ABOUT HERBS FOR HEALING
Herbs for healing can be found in a secluded field at Barnsley Herb Garden, Nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire. GL7 5EE Started in 2005 it is run by Davina Wynne-Jones who grew up in the famous gardens at Barnsley House learning much from her mother Rosemary Verey with whom she shared a passion for herbs.

Davina previously kept horses and sheep in the field and it seems to suit the herbs well, they have been growing prolifically.

The garden is not just a place to buy herbs, it is also a place to come to to learn about them and to relax and enjoy the surroundings. In 2009 we  developed  a circular garden surrounded by a hawthorn fence and arches opening to the four directions. We call it the magic garden and it is planted with herbs used traditionally in magic, for protection and health. In the centre we have a bowl, built by Tom Verity. It is filled with water and reflective.  



Our WORKSHOPS are in the practical use of the herbs - making tinctures, ointments, creams and and flower essences.The programme for 2019 will include the above and also plant spirit journeying, The dates wil not be fixed until early 2019.

LOCATION. The address is Barnsley Herb Garden, Barnsley, Near Cirencester, Glos. GL7 5EE We are tucked away behind Barnsley House Hotel

If you would like to be kept informed about workshops and events or if you have any query at all please email us at: davina@herbsforhealing.net mobile 07773687493 landline 01285 740638


Davina Wynne Jones

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Whilst the garden is basically Davina's project she has had some invaluable help from friends, family and wwoofers. 

Most recently in 2018 Ruth Laidler has come for Stroud once a week, but now she is mainly relying on wwoofers (volunteers who come a stay a few days).

Those who have contributed greatly to the development of the garden since 2005 are (working backwards) Yasmin Ineson, Lynda Oliver, Ellie Brown, and Saskia Marjoram. The first to help creating the garden from a field were Sarah Birdsall followed by Valery Kemp and Jasmin Hamilton. All of these women were and are green fingered gardeners and brought something of themselves to the project.

Davina's two daughters, Rowan and Lily Wynne-Jones have helped with the development of the products and in the garden and Rowan built two of the arches in the circular garden. 

The various structures in the garden have been created by a succession of talented builder/makers.  Firstly before the garden was created her ex husband Hal Wynne-Jones built a yurt based roundhouse in the field and brought a goods shed from Glastonbury station from which the workshop has been developed.

Since then some talented craftsmen have been on hand - Tom Verity (the bowl and an arch), Dai Lewis and Steve Cropper (the bandstand) and Tim Dobson of Cader Works,  (gates and shepherd's hut). Lance Edwards and James Breakspear have  also  left their mark and been generous with their time and talents.