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29/06/2017

Medicinal Meadows: Weleda opens gardens to raise money for Derbyshire's bees

Natural health and beauty brand Weleda is holding an open gardens day on Sunday 2 July 2017, with all proceeds going to the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Bee Appeal.


The event will be held at the gardens just outside Ilkeston from 10am-3pm. There will be a wide range of family-friendly activities and workshops including flower crown making, hand massages, garden talks, food and drink stalls and 'Try me' product area.


“We are delighted to be supporting the work of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust with proceeds from our Open Day, with funds going towards the Trust's bee appeal. We have a dozen or so hives in the gardens and apart from producing delicious honey they are mainly used for educational purposes for school trips and other groups visiting the gardens,”

said Jayn Sterland, Managing Director, Weleda UK.

Weleda works closely with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to encourage biodiversity in the gardens, and grows a wide variety of herbs, shrubs, hedges and trees for use in its wide range. There is also a beautiful wildflower meadow, where the Weleda gardeners raise a spring crop of cowslip for use in one particular remedy. In summer it's buzzing with wildlife including countless species of bee, damselfly, dragonfly and butterfly.


Weleda gardens open day will be held at The Field, Hassock Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7JH

Tickets available on the gate:  £5 single ticket  £10 family ticket

Weleda was established in the UK in 1925 and moved to Derbyshire in 1978 for more growing space. Today, several hundred healing plants are nurtured at their herb gardens which are used in plant tinctures – the start point for the company's many organic products.


The gardens are a magical place, incorporating 13 acres of biodynamic herb gardens cultivated as a 'near nature setting' rather than formal nursery beds.