The Dendrophile - Plants & Trees Workshop £175

The Dendrophile - Plants & Trees Workshop £175


The Dendrophile meaning nature or tree lover is a Plants & Trees Workshop focusing on - Identification, folklore and Uses. This two day workshop is a in-depth look at native and naturalised species commonly found in our woodlands and meadows in the Sussex High Weald. The workshop aims to look at least 30-40 species a day, with day one focusing on trees and woodland history in the High Weald and day two on plants.


We'll cover key Id features, ethnobotanical uses, botanical names and also the folk history of how our ancestors used our founa and flora to aid thier lives in the form of medicine, wild food & foraging, bushcraft, dyes, clothing and more. We'll Also cover the most dangerous and poisenous groups and individual plants your likely to come across in our landscape. In the morning we'll discuss the best guides and books to aid you and discover some of the key day to day objects our ancestors relied on. 

A great workshop for the outdoor professional looking to up skill or anyone with a interest in the outdoors who wants a greater understanding of what they may encounter on your trips to the woods. 

The course is set entirely in the outdoors between forest and meadow. The accessability is very good but we will be on a gentle walk from 9am-5pm each day. If you have any concerns with mobility or anything else please feel free to drop me a email and we can discuss your needs. 

Upon booking youll recieve joining instructions with more course information and directions. Please check your spam as we sent pdf Joining instructions to the email you booked with and occasionally they get sent to junk. 


The course is run over 3 days, however on the first day you'll arrive at 5pm to set up your camps although this isnt a requirment as offically the workshop content starts the next morning, this does however make travelling easier for anyone with a long journey at no extra cost. 

Dates & Timings  

Fri 9th June (Arrive 5pm) -  Sat 10th June  - Sun 11th June 2023 (Places Available)

Start times 0845 each day finishing at 1700

Fri 23rd June (Arrive 5pm) - Sat 24th June - Sun 25th June 2023 (Places Available)

Start times 0845 each day finishing at 1700 

Dates for the second workshop will be available once the first workshops dates are full. The workshops places are updated daily. If you specifically want to book onto the second workshop please book below and send us a quick email from the contact us page letting us know youd like to book onto the second workshop dates.


Woodland camping is included at no extra cost but not a requirment. 


Near Heathfield East Sussex 

Course size 

12 max (places available)


The cost of this course is £175 per person. We will invoice for the remaining £100 6-4 weeks prior to the course start date. The deposit garentees your place on the course. 


Lucy Holmes  

"I thoroughly loved the Dendrophile workshop weekend. The workshop was held at one of the most unspoilt and vibrant pieces of woodland I have been to in a long time. Being introduced to such a wide variety of trees and plants was a real pleasure under the expert and friendly tuition of Phil and Scott. I loved finding out about the variety of uses of plants that, up until now, I would have walked past without thinking about. The course was accessible, friendly and thoughtfully designed leaving me with a lot of plans for projects to do. I would recommend the course to anyone who would like to build on/ up their knowledge of plants and trees- to do so whilst having the opportunity to stay in the woodland was truly magic. Thank you!"

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PRICE: £75.00
The Dendrophile - Plants & Trees Workshop £175
The Dendrophile - Plants & Trees Workshop £175
The Dendrophile - Plants & Trees Workshop £175


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