Bronwen Menzies

Bronwen is a sustainable Woodland worker & gardener, Bee guardian and protector, forager and maker Impassioned and knowledgeable environmentalist, Bronwen owns woodland and works the woods in conjunction with the seasons and nature. Likes to be creative with nature’s offerings, always with the deepest respect, makes natural dyes, teas, cordials, cordage, baskets etc. Time with Bronwen will widen your knowledge of your surroundings with grace and humour.



Retreats led by Bronwen Menzies

July 2021

Booking ID: 260721

Claridge House has heard the need for our newfound love of nature in these difficult times. The following course weaves a variety of leaders and workshops, walks, plant knowledge, natural beekeeping, art in the garden, Tai Chi and a variety of meditations by the firepit – to enrich a wide range of interests and guests from the discerning to the curious - all in the safe hands of Claridge House. By the time you leave you will be more at peace, more grounded with a deeper connection to our natural world as well as being introduced to a variety of ancient knowledge you can take further. We have structured the programme to ensure minimum risk as it will take place outside. We have made provision for inclement weather for some aspects of the programme for only those who will not be able to attend in the rain for health reasons but not for the entire course. No matter the weather, this is primarily an outside course and that’s where it will take place. Please ensure you bring appropriate walking boots, umbrellas and rain gear.

Residential price: £640.00

Booking ID: 300721

Whilst we are together we will aim to enjoy:-
*Making friends around the fire, chat and simple charcoal making.
*Hunting in local hedgerows and foraging in the flowerbeds, making, tasting and working with what nature has provided nearby e.g. printing, cordage, concocting recipes etc.
*Observing and discussing "natural beekeeping", its objectives and benefits, tasting real honeycomb and making balm with the precious natural products.
*Sharing knowledge of our local environment, wild life, using low impact, sustainable practice throughout......learning from each other always

Residential price: £320.00

October 2021

Booking ID: 221021

Whilst together this Autumn, we will aim to enjoy:
* Sensitive and sustainable searching in the nearby garden and hedgerows. Thoughtfully foraging for seasonal wild fruits, seeds, weeds and fibres etc.
* Making and working with what we find...cordage, charcoal, whittling, wild recipes, tasters.
*Embracing the "glut" ... apple cider vinegar making, fruit leathers. * "Bees know best" .... an introduction and discussion of natural honeybee guardianship....viewing the onsite colony, tasting natural honeycomb, ....making Bee balm.
* Learning and sharing each other`s knowledge of nature on our doorstep.
* Sensitive and sustainable searching in the nearby garden and hedgerows.....thoughtfully foraging for seasonal wild fruits, seeds, weeds and fibres
* Making and working with what we find...cordage, charcoal, whittling, wild recipes, tasters etc

Residential price: £320.00

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