> SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: A dispensary of herbal midsummer madness with The Apothecary’s Daughter
> Make hay (metaphorically speaking!) with The Apothecary’s Daughter as she discusses the meaning and rituals behind the summer solstice, whilst bringing to light a selection of her favourite seasonal plants, and those with particular connection to the magic of midsummer.
> St John’s Wort, Chamomile, Lavender and Sage are just a handful that will be harvested and celebrated. This is a time to purify and connect with the spiritual fires within, and to gather one’s protective mantle in preparation for the darker times ahead.
Maria Vlotides began The Apothecary’s Daughter after completing a degree in Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster in 2007. Having initially read PPE at Oxford University during the dark ages, she found herself hanging out with increasing regularity at the University’s Botanical Garden, fascinated by plant beds and the magic held within leaves and buds. She had a clinical practice until 2016 and has since continued to focus on teaching and writing. Her book Pharmapoetica in collaboration with poet and author Chris McCabe was nominated for the Ted Hughes Award in 2013. Visit www.the-apothecarys-daughter.com