Culinary Herbs and the Microbiome Course

Thursday 18 April, 11:30am to 1:30pm

In this talk and workshop, rediscover our traditional culinary herbs and how they can enhance our microbiome. Some of our best loved kitchen herbs were once our most effective medicines, and modern research is proving why. Our microbiome is the seat of our ‘second brain’ (the Enteric Nervous System), and how herbs interact with this can have profound effects on our mental and physical well-being.

The easiest way to incorporate their goodness is through food and Maya will be demonstrating recipes on how to easily utilise herbs every day in our diet for good gut health.

Not only will you delve into the history and usage of these plants, but you will learn how best to utilise them both in the kitchen and the garden.

Booking Information:

Tickets are £45 per person and include entry to the Garden.

• The Course starts at 11:30am. You can arrive from 11am and stay after the event to enjoy the Garden & The Garden Café.
• There is no discount for Friends of the Garden.

The Course Facilitator:

Maya Jayaweera Thomas

photo credit Camilla Greenwell

Maya is a herbologist, chef and writer based in London. Maya is a graduate in Herbology from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, where she specialised in herbs for women’s health & the Bitter Taste. Maya has worked in gardens across the country including the Chelsea Physic Garden, Weleda and Soho Farm House. She gives talks and workshops on the benefits of using herbs in a culinary context to better support our mental and physical wellbeing.


Date And Time

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 11:30 AM to
Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 01:30 PM

Registration End Date

Thursday, April 18, 2024


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