New Release! Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles


Plants for a Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles Cover

I finally did it! After abundant research, writing, and seemingly endless revising, my first herbal is available in kindle at Amazon.  I initially embarked on this undertaking last year for the workshop I gave focused on herbs and medicinal plants of the British Isles. Participants were so enthusiastic, as have been many of you who follow this blog, that I was inspired to go all out and turn this project into a much longer work. No small effort, but I enjoyed the process and learned a lot along the way. I’m always learning because this is such a vast trove of material to delve into. I’ve also had fun choosing images lo illustrate this book. Some are photographs of our garden taken by Elise, many are royalty free images I purchased, and a few are in public domain.  I hope you enjoy Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles. A lot of these plants were brought to America with the early colonists and are widespread here now. Others are well and truly British and Scottish.

Elise did the gorgeous cover.

thyme with honey beeBook Description:  An illustrated collection of plants that could have been grown in a Medieval Herb or Physic Garden in the British Isles. The major focus of this work is England and Scotland, but also touches on Ireland and Wales. Information is given as to the historic medicinal uses of these plants and the rich lore surrounding them. Journey back to the days when herbs figured into every facet of life, offering relief from the ills of this realm and protection from evil in all its guises.~

22 responses to “New Release! Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles

  1. Beautiful, Beth! Love the cover!

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  2. This looks like great reference material. I placed it on my wish list.

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  3. Beth – I just purchased my Kindle copy. Let me know when it’s out in paperback. It’s easier to use research books in print. 🙂

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  4. What a gorgeous cover, and the information sounds fascinating. Love wandering through herbal gardens when I’m in England.

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  5. The book cover looks beautiful and I know it’s chock full of great information for us medievalists. Your cover photo has you so beautifully blending with nature. Very nice. I can’t possibly only buy a Kindle copy – I need the paperback version.

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  6. i have just bought this book and i am looking forward to reading it the write up you gave made me very interested thanks

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  7. YAY! So happy that you decided to publish this, Beth! Mathair and I are so excited to get our copy and delve into this wonderful world. And, the cover is one of my favorite book covers so far this year. Breathtaking

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  8. Congrats Beth. I agree beautiful cover.

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