You can contact Ruskin Apothecary by using the form below. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please write ‘mailing list’ in the subject line.Please be aware that it often takes a week before I can respond to emails (unless marked ‘Urgent’) due to teaching commitments.

It is not possible to give specific herbal advice over the internet or phone without knowing the full context and making a face to face assessment. Any recommendations without a full medical history would be very general and potentially inappropriate. However, we will always try to help as far as we can!

Unfortunately we don’t currently have provision for people to visit the school / apothecary, but are considering putting in an annual open day to make this more possible.

If you prefer not to use contact forms, email me at the spam confounding:

Ruskin.apothecary <at>

Your Name (required)

Your Email

Your Phone


Your Message

Please answer this question to prevent spam being sent from this form

Finding us

The address of the Apothecary is: Ruskin Apothecary, Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0LA. If you are coming for the first time do leave time to find parking and orientate yourself since there is no parking next to the Apothecary.

Camping / accommodation for those attending courses

Often people come and camp at Stroud Slad Farm ( which is run by Sarah and Paul who can be contacted on 07836 709929 or else The setting here is beautiful in the Slad Valley, and it is where we are developing our herb garden. Camping here is included in the price for all residential classes. Camping is basic farm camping with access to showers.