Traditional Herbal and Botanical Medicine

The Apprenticeship.





Applications for 2024 courses are open on the 1st of February




This practical experiential course, running now for over 16 years and being constantly updated and improved, focuses on using and growing plants as a traditional form of medicine in the community circle. Sustainable medicine for the future, respecting and reconnecting with the natural world. Please read the prospectus linked below before making any enquiries. The individual school prospectus is available on the school page linked below.


This prospectus linked below is now revised for 2024

Prospectus Link








The course ...


A 2-year program designed for those who wish to re-empower themselves to work with plant medicines for themselves, their community and their environment. It seeks to enable people to reclaim the old ways of healing and bring these into the 21st century as a valuable part of our health care. At the same time, it seeks to weave together the art and science of herbalism as it has evolved to the present time and to incorporate the best of these approaches. We have been running this course now for over 15 years.




We incorporate ...


the best that science and academia have to offer and go further into the areas they cannot reach yet by virtue of their own definitions. In this way, our apprenticeship method is greatly enhanced. 

We take learning styles very seriously and have designed a comprehensive blend of personal attention, learning media, mentoring and techniques that will encourage and facilitate you to develop in your own unique way.  

We operate an open and all-inclusive philosophy and welcome and credit folk who have already partially or completed phases of training in other schools. We can also recommend other apprenticeships in various countries to empower you to complete your transformational journey in the most compatible way that suits you. 


Please browse ...


through the course prospectus above and discover if it is the way for you to take this learning journey.




We are taking applications for October 2024 from the 1st of February and are delighted to be offering the course in these four locations. Please visit the school page you wish to apply for and email them directly.




Nikki Darrell, the course originator, her husband Alex Duffy and the mentors are delighted to welcome you to our new venue in Co Wexford.


Majella O'Riordan, of Dandelion Health and Siobhan Norton, of Apothecary at Rockgrove are delighted to welcome you to our venue in Cork.


Jane Wallwork of The Exmoor Apothecary is delighted to be hosting an Apprenticeship at this time, located on the edge of Exmoor.


The Scottish stream has primarily been set up to benefit students living in Scotland & Northern England, offering a more localised group.


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Courses ~ Traditional Herbal and Botanical Medicine Apprenticeship, Clinical Herbal Practitioner Training, Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Training, Continuing Herbal Professional Development for Herbalists in Ireland (Ire), in the United Kingdom (UK) and in Europe (EU), Face to Face Learning, Blended Learning, Courses in Herbalism, Herbal Medicine and Herbalist Training, online and face to face located in Grá Nádúr, Hollyfort, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Y25 C6N1. Ireland.