Welcome to Holt Wood


This project aims to demonstrate how a conifer plantation can be replanted as a medicinal wood offering a viable and sustainable source of medicinal plant supplies, and to develop a range of expertise which can support others in establishing medicinal trees and shrubs.

Holt Wood is a 2 ½ acre site by the River Torridge in North Devon near RHS Rosemoor Gardens and the town of Great Torrington. The site was previously planted with Sitka Spruce and Douglas Fir, and has been replanted during 2005-6 with a variety of native and introduced species of medicinal value. At least 20 species of medicinal interest have been planted.

In the coming years we will be experimenting with different growing and harvesting arrangements to find out what is possible. We hope to have a beautiful place to visit and work in, as well as examples of self-sufficiency in medicinal poducts from trees and shrubs.

See our blog at herbaid.blogspot.com/