Let The Apothecary’s Daughter take you on a journey through a lover’s garden, unpicking a carefully curated selection of plants that will soothe a broken heart, alleviate nerves on a blind date or increase fire in the loins. She will offer an illustrated lecture including old favourites like Rose, native gems like Hawthorn, and old legends like Mandrake, and hope that this will make you fall in love all over again with the natural wonders that surround us. You may wish to include these in your potions, but please do so at your own risk.
Speaker: Maria Vlotides completed a degree in Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster in 2007 and started her life as a herbalist as The Apothecary’s Daughter. 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. www.the-apothecarys-daughter.com.