Plant Study and Medicine Making


Immerse yourself in a unique opportunity to work with medicinal plants on a deep level with 2 plant lovers: Medical Herbalist, Maureen Robertson and Nature Beholder, Margaret Colquhoun .

Using the contemplative approach laid down by Goethe and developed further by Rudolf Steiner informing his ideas for Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy we will cross over into the plant realm and come back with a clear idea of the therapeutic qualities of a plant “ally”.

Prepare to experience an inner change as you journey with a plant teacher. Experience the shamanic alchemical process as we learn to interpret the gesture and gestalt of the plant which calls us to itself.

Learn to really be present with another living being to enable us to free the true healing essence of a plant with which we work to create a new medicinal preparation for continued application.

The Teachers:

14466074646_d1c682cd0c_mMaureen Robertson co-founded with her husband  Keith  The Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and the Drimlabarra Herb Farm  on the Isle of Arran (Scotland). Situated at the southern end of one of Scotland´s most beautiful and accessible islands, Keith and Maureen offer practical herbal medicine courses, individual herbal well being consultations and workshops in sustainable living. Established in 2000 by these two world recognised Traditional Medical Herbalists, the farm is run on Veganic/Stockfree lines combining vegan (100% vegetarian) and organic philosophy.

Dr. Margaret Colquhoun

Dr Margaret Colquhoun is a biologist with a long-life experience in the teaching of Goethean Science. Holding degrees from the University of Edinburgh and having been trained in Goethean Science in the Carl Gustav Carus Institute in Germany and in the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum in Switzerland, Dr Colquhoun is one of the leading teachers for Goethean Science in the English speaking world.


  • Dates: 4th-5th of July 2015
  • Venue: Pishwanton Wood, one of the few places where you can learn Goethean Science in the English speaking world.
  • Cost: £150 including a soup and roll lunch and tea breaks with refreshments (Concession £135).
  • Promotion: Bring a friend – course reduction of £30 (£120 in total).
  • Booking: To ensure a place pay a deposit of £30.
  • Full Payment: To be made 2 weeks prior to course.

Booking the course 

Please fill the form below if you would like to enrol in any of our courses. Alternatively you can print the last page of the Programme Booklet and send it to us by post. Many thanks.

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Quince Cottage (East Lothian)
Quince Cottage (East Lothian)


  • STUDENTS IN ONE OF OUR COURSES  in a shared room, £40 per night (breakfast and dinner included).
  • £10 Single room supplement.