Introduction to Conifers workshop.

A hands-on fun exploration!

Mentored by

Jennie Martin Ethnobotany

Plants People and Planet

Location address: Forres, IV36 2SH
Chosen age group:

Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard Ticket £60 per session
Next date: None - Register your interest
What we'll do
Get ready to explore the fascinating world of conifers! This workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn how to identify a variety of conifers commonly found in the UK. From their unique ecology to their versatile uses, you'll gain a deeper understanding of these magnificent trees. The morning session will be in the classroom, overlooking the stunning Blairs Loch, and in the afternoon, we will walk around the loch, putting your newfound ID skills into practice with a wee test back in the classroom at the end of the day for those up for the challenge! Who is the workshop for? Forest school leaders, tree surgeons, conservation volunteers, nature lovers, gardeners, foragers, bushcraft practitioners, forest bathing guides and eco-therapists, complete beginners, ... all welcome! What to Bring: - Warm clothes for when we head outside - Walking boots/Wellington boots plus shoes for wearing inside the classroom - Waterproofs - Notebook - Lunch and snacks (Jennie will provide tea and coffee) *Please let Jennie know of any additional learning needs (i.e. dyslexia) or medical conditions before the start of the course. Travel The nearest train station is Forres. If you require a lift from the train station, please contact Jennie. What previous students have said Wonderful day – thank you. The sign of a good course is that feeling of “total immersion” Really glad I came, going away enthused to stop and look more closely! Thanks very much Really enjoyable, great format for the course with mix of classroom, outdoor and back to putting newfound skills to the test! Very informative and practical without being overwhelming
About your mentor
Jennie Martin Ethnobotany
Plants People and Planet
Jennie is an ethnobotanist, environmental educator, conservationist, and social entrepreneur whose passion is to make learning about plants accessible to all people regardless of our differences in learning styles or neurodiversity. For the past 30 years she has designed and delivered nature-based programmes, botanical workshops, rewilding/conservation and nature engagement projects for a wide variety of clients from The Princes Trust to the Forestry Commission, Primary and Secondary Schools, Conservation organisations, social workers, addiction recovery services, ecologists, forest school leaders and private individuals.
Learning aim
Aim 1
Being able to identify common conifers found in the UK
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard Ticket
Where we'll be
Loch of Blairs, The Stables, Forres, Moray, IV36 2SH
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Cancellation Policy
Cancel more than two weeks before the start to receive a full refund.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.