The Herbs Of Shaftesbury Abbey With Julie Wood

East Stour medicinal herbalist Julie Wood takes us on a tour of the medicinal plant bed at Shaftesbury abbey.

Julie Wood at the Abbey herb beds

The nuns will have been highly knowledgeable about healing practices. “They would have combined their knowledge from the Celtic and British traditions with other forms of holistic healing, and they also would have had access to medicinal knowledge and exotic herbs brought by pilgrims from Europe and the Middle East,” says Julie.