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  • Sep 29 2018

Hedgerow Remedies for the Immune System

Date: Sep 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM

A workshop on “Hedgerow Remedies for the Immune System” will run at Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, on September 29th from 10am until 2pm. The workshop will be facilitated by Marina Levitina, a Galway nature connection educator, artist, and certified Sacred Plant Medicine practitioner.

What to expect

Participants will be led on a plant identification walk in the grounds of the beautiful Brigit’s Garden, and will learn about plant lore and medicinal properties of some of the native trees and shrubs of the Irish hedgerow, focusing on such sacred trees and plants of the Irish folklore as Elder (Sambucus nigra), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) and Dog Rose (Rosa canina). These and other native trees and shrubs have a long history of traditional use, and can help us to enter the winter months in good health, vitality and joy, as long as we treat them and the rest of the natural world with love and respect. 


Hands-on Session

The walk will be followed by a practical hands-on session where participants will learn to make remedies for staying healthy throughout the cold season, including Elderberry Syrup, Sloe Gin, Rosehip Syrup, and various herbal tinctures, infusions and decoctions for boosting the immune system. 


Marina has been giving talks and delivering workshops on Irish plant lore, including workshops on biodiversity through the arts at a number of national schools in Galway and Clare. The “Hedgerow Remedies for the Immune System” is a workshop for grown-ups, but if you would like to bring a child age 8+ please contact Marina to arrange.

Cost and Booking

Fee is €45 per person. Booking is essential, as spaces are limited. The workshop takes place at Brigit’s Garden in Roscahill, Co Galway, the award-winning Celtic Gardens set within 11 acres of native woodland and wildflower meadows. To book, please email Marina at or visit for more information.



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