WytchWood is an organic medicine garden and healing space based at my home practice in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It has been specifically designed, built and created by myself using the symbolism and principles of the Dharmachakra and the Noble Eightfold Path. These are ancient spiritual symbols of the Wheel of Law and The Way To The End Of Suffering, which also honour the solar energy that is so vital to the health and wellbeing of both us and the green world.
In its first summer, WytchWood was filled with around 55 types of medicinal herbs, and it is an organic garden that welcomes and embraces wildlife. It is also a sensory garden as well as a meditative space.
Organic Apothecary and Dispensary
WytchWood is my main horticultural focus in creating decoctions, elixirs, tinctures and remedies from the harvest of the garden to use in my practice, in the products I create for clients, for the WytchWood Apothecary and is the source of botanics for SuburbanShamanka. My respect for both the medicinal properties and spiritual teachings of plants allows me to work deeper with them - in harmony with them - and this is also integral to my work as a Shamanka and spiritual mediator.
Sessions at WytchWood
I've received requests as to whether one to one sessions are possible in the WytchWood garden, especially during the times of lockdown. It is a lovely space to share but as it stands, it is a private space dedicated to growing medicine and my own personal ceremonial spiritual works. In future there may be the possibility of introducing very limited access to include aspects of holistic counsel, therapy, meditative practice and gardening with the intention of encouraging re-connection with the self through the therapeutic medicine of the plant world, and the energy of the dedicated meditative space. This may include practical gardening aspects of seed sowing, watering, feeding and harvesting, dependent on the season and weather. However, currently the WytchWood Potager is not open to the public and is unsuitable for private and confidential session with clients.