Come share a day of herb and apothecary related activities, classes and meetings, co-organized by Settmour Swamp and the EK Herbalists & Apothecaries’ Guild.

Classes on herbs, gardens, stones, medieval medicine and other herbal/apothecary topics, a display, a poster session, a guild meeting, the opportunity to explore a wonderful herb garden and a dayboard will make this a don’t-miss experience.

The event will be housed in two lovely and accessible sites.  At the main event site, the Woman’s Club, will are located Troll, class signup sheets, “Neat” classes, changing rooms, poster area, and the Day Board.  The Maplewood Garden Club and the Durrand-Heddon House Museum have graciously made available to us the extensive DH House Herb Garden for “in situ” identification, the Meadow for “messy” classes, and bathrooms in the Museum itself.  This is a short walk from the Womens’ Club.  A Shuttle can be made available for the handicapped.  There is limited onsite parking, and plenty of parking on quiet streets.

Classes currently scheduled include:

  • Herbal First Aid
  • Medieval Gardens
  • Basic Herb Gardening
  • Plants as Pigments for Illumination
  • Strewing Herbs and Scented Waters
  • Use of Gems in Period Medicine and Amulets
  • Propagating Woody Herbs and Irises
  • Cooking from Period Sources
  • Herbal Salves
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Creating your Own Medieval Garden
  • Period Dyestuffs
  • Resources on Period Herbalism
  • Roman Gardens
  • Drinking with Herbs and Spices

60 Woodland Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040

This site has not yet been measured against the checklist of the Kingdom Accessibility Porter. For additional concerns, please contact the Event Steward listed to the right.

Day Board will run from 12 noon to 2 pm, with light refreshments and drinks available all day.  The Kitchen shall be headed by Baron Irik, and will produce dishes from all over the Knowne World and beyond, featuring various herbs and spices.  (Both vegetarian and meat dishes will be available; recipes will be provided).