Tree Lore workshop (for adults)

Price Options

Adults £50-£80

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About the course

Join us to explore the wisdom of trees as passed down from our Celtic ancestors. Learn tree folklore, songs & stories as we wander the land meeting native trees, celebrating their medicine, mythology and gifts.  

We will explore meditative and creative tree-connection practices such as intuitive writing and drawing, which helps to deepen relationship with nature. You will learn techniques to become a channel of communication with the natural world, to receive the wisdom freely available to us when we still our minds and become really present to the whispers of the wild.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • This course is suitable for adults of all levels of experience.

The course will cover

  • Learn tree lore from a variety of native trees
  • Learn about the medicinal & culinary gifts our trees offer
  • Tree inspired song and story
  • Create an opportunity to engage more with local community

About the tutors

Anna Richardson: Anna has been a nature mentor and trained forest school leader for over 20 years, working with children of all ages and mentoring adults in plant lore, foraging, nature connection and bushcraft. The 8 Shields deeply informs Anna’s work and approach.  She is passionate about connecting to nature through creativity and reverence for life and is also a forest school trainer through Circle of Life Rediscovery and has co-authored two books : Learning with Nature and The Children’s Forest and am the founder of the Children’s Forest.

Yannick Dubois: Yannick works as a shamanic artist and workshop leader, with a special focus on Tree Wisdom. Trained as a social worker and kindergarten educator, he weaves elements of psychology, creative practices, modern Druidry and storytelling into his unique offerings. More information about his work can be found at


Upcoming courses

April 22 - July 1 2024, 4-6pm

'Greet the Trees' Summer term (for community)

£10 drop-in per family, or Adults £35 for 4 week block (children free)

Join us for these weekly sessions on Monday afternoons to greet some of the trees we met in the autumn in their Spring and Summer finery. With games, songs, stories, crafts and food we will experience the gifts of the trees and tend the tiny seedlings growing from seeds gathered and sown in the autumn.

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May 23-26th 2024

Three day Facilitator Training Course ~ Sussex

Standard fee: £500, Supporters fee: £650 (contact us for Concessionary fee). Paying the supporters fee enables us to offer concessionary fees. (payment plans are possible)

The Children’s Forest Facilitator course is an immersive 3-day camp that aims to provide participants with a deep nature immersion experience in a beautiful Sussex woodland while experiencing the four step journey of the Children’s Forest. Our aim is to create a heart centred learning experience that will inspire you to create your own tree planting projects through nature connection practice, practical knowledge and indigenous wisdom.

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June 15th 2024, 11 - 3pm

Summer Solstice Community Celebration

Adults £25-£50 (sliding scale), children £5

A day to celebrate the Summer Solstice with all the family. There will be solstice inspired games, songs, crafts and nature connection for adults and accompanied children. We will visit a beautiful summer meadow and celebrating our relationship with nature as a community.

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