Discover the extraordinary properties of Asian spices! You will learn why they inspired colonial conquests and were once worth more than their weight in gold.

You will also be introduced to the principles of Ayurveda, the Indian approach to health care in which spices were key remedies, before being brought right up to date with exciting research that suggests spices may be crucial in fending off modern health problems.

Internationally-renowned herb specialist Simon Mills from Pukka Herbs will take you on a journey of adventure, with colourful tales of India, Ayurvedic insights into understanding our health, fascinating modern explanations as to how spices work in our bodies, and many take-home tips for using spices in cooking and for our family health care.


Please note, when you book the talk the £17 ticket price includes a glass of wine (or soft drink) and entry to the Garden. Please book your supper separately (also £17 per person) - we will have sittings at 5.45pm and 8.30pm.

The meal will be a mixed buffet as well as a dessert.


The talk itself is from 7-8.15pm

Please note there is no lift to the lecture room and we apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Ticket for talk only: Health messages from India

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Ticket for talk AND supper beforehand

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Ticket for talk AND supper afterwards

Decrease Increase £34.00