Presteigne Food & Flower Festival

Free Talks and Demonstrations

Blacksmithing demonstration by Pete Smith

10 am to 4 pm, St Andrew’s Church Yard

Spot the difference - Local £ vs Supermarket £

A Talk by Richard Pitts - 11 Am at The Assembly Rooms

Cooking with Beer - Swan Brewery

11.30 am in St Andrew’s Church Hall


Herbal Medicine: a modern Herbalist

12 - 1 pm, The Assembly Rooms

Rowan McOnegal has been a qualified medical herbalist and teacher for 30 years, and has lived and worked locally for the past 23 years. She is a regular contributor to 'The Hedge' magazine, writing 'Notes from a Hedge Witch'.

She is an environmentalist and grower, and is fascinated by how plants and animals (including humans) can work together and benefit each other.

She will talk about life as a herbalist, and how you can cultivate, harvest, and make remedies and perfumes from, wild and garden plants to support your health and wellbeing.


Hand tied country garden bouquets by Carrie Ede

2 - 3 pm, The Assembly Rooms

Using seasonal garden flowers and greenery Carrie Ede will explain and demonstrate how to make simple, striking hand tied bouquets.


Theatre for One - About Face Theatre

2 - 5 pm in some of the Open Gardens

A collection of five theatre-for-one plays, inspired by historical stories from around Herefordshire, beautifully presented by actors and puppets in a magical space created for you, an audience of one.