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Tilia Botanicals is Your Centre for Herbal Learning

Tilia is pleased to be able to offer fun & educational classes and special events in many aspects of the herbal culture. Classes include topics such as how to make herbal remedies; growing herbs; plant ID and harvest wild plants;  aromatherapy, making soap and personal care items; how to cook with herbs, and wild food foraging. We even offer summer camps for kids! Our teachers are all experts in their field and joyfully share their passion for plants and natural health with event participants.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL?

We host great private events including birthday parties (children and adult), pamper parties for bridal or baby showers; family reunion activities and we even offer private group classes for 4 or more people on any topic of your choice. We would love to create a unique event just for you and your friends.

Please check back often to this page to find updates on the latest upcoming classes and events we are offering in the coming months.

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upcoming classes + events

Classes at Tilia

At Tilia we absolutely love sharing our passion for herbs, healthy living, creativity and more.  Our list of classes over the years continues to grow as we try to offer something for everyone.  Whether you are interested in making your own natural cosmetics or home remedies, identifying healing plants in the wild, gardening, or even want to get your young ones learning about nature we are happy to help! Have an idea for a class? Let us know and we would be happy to create one to share with everyone.

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Relax, Refresh, Revive:

 

Isn't it time for you to practice a little self-care and have some “me” time? This fun class is a perfect way to practice your self-pampering skills. Enjoy some tea and scones while you learn to make wonderful herbal teas, baths, facials and aromatherapy blends specially designed to relax, refresh and revive you! Be your own Valentine and pamper yourself with a fully rejuvenating experience or bring a friend and save 10%.

All supplies are included. Please bring a towel with you and wear casual clothing suitable for having a facial in.

DATE: Saturday, February 13/23  at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

COST: $79 + GST (includes free download of ebook)

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Rachel Beck is a Medical Herbalist and the creative force behind the development of Tilia's skin care and cosmetic lines.  She has a deep passion for using the best quality ingredients for health and wellbeing and truly creates the experience of a rejuvenating day at the spa.

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Relax, Refresh, Revive:

 

Isn't it time for you to practice a little self-care and have some “me” time? This fun class is a perfect way to practice your self-pampering skills. Enjoy some tea and scones while you learn to make wonderful herbal teas, baths, facials and aromatherapy blends specially designed to relax, refresh and revive you! Be your own Valentine and pamper yourself with a fully rejuvenating experience or bring a friend and save 10%.

All supplies are included. Please bring a towel with you and wear casual clothing suitable for having a facial in.

DATE: Monday, February 13/23  at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

COST: $79 + GST (includes free download of ebook)

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Rachel Beck is a Medical Herbalist and the creative force behind the development of Tilia's skin care and cosmetic lines.  She has a deep passion for using the best quality ingredients for health and wellbeing and truly creates the experience of a rejuvenating day at the spa.

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Cleaning Green:

 

Not only is making your own cleaning supplies good for the environment, it's good for the wallet too!  In this class you will learn about the wide range of non-toxic, inexpensive, natural ingredients that you can use to create wonderful household cleaners that really work.

From air fresheners to soft scrubs, furniture polishes to floor cleaner learn how you can make your house green.  Participants will take home basic cleaners to get them started on a healthier home.

For this class we ask that participants bring home 4 pint sized glass jars to put your cleaners in.

 

DATE: Saturday, March 4/23   1:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

 

COST: $59 + GST

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Rachel Beck is a Medical Herbalist and the creative force behind the development of Tilia's natural cleaning product line.  She has a deep passion for using the best quality ingredients for health and wellbeing and to keep ourselves and the environment as safe as possible.

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Egg Dyeing for Kids:

 

In this hands-on class your kids will learn how to dye their own Easter eggs using plant materials. They'll get creative using plants and other common household materials to make fun designs.  Full instructions will be included so you can repeat the process of natural egg dyeing at home for Easter holidays to come!

 

DATE: Saturday, April 1/23

Ages 5 - 7  9:00 am – noon      Ages 8 - 12   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

 

COST: $30 + GST

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Jessica Shearer is a Medical Herbalist and has been involved in children's programs for over 10 years.  She is the coordinator for our successful Kids' Camp and loves to develop activities to create interest and excitement when learning about plants.

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Growing Your Own Herbs:

Learn the fundamentals of growing your very own herbs at home.  Rachel teaches how you can grow from potted herbs in the kitchen to the proper companion planting outdoors and more. 

 

Class includes your own set of fresh plants to take home and handouts with everything Rachel covered. You will be all set to grow and enjoy your favourite fresh herbs all year round! 

 

DATE: Saturday, April 8/23  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

 

COST: $59 + GST

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Rachel Beck is a Medical Herbalist and loves growing her own herbs for medicinal and culinary use.  Her knowledge of medicinal plants and their specific needs has sprouted from her many years of experience in the garden.

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Soap Making:

In this fun and informative class you will learn how to make your very own handcrafted soap bars.  We will demonstrate all the proper techniques for successful soap making including all the important troubleshooting tips.  Participants will leave with their own bar of soap that we've made in class as well as a kit to take home so they can get started on their own soap making adventures!

 

DATE: Saturday, April 29/23  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

 

COST: $79 + GST

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Medical Herbalist, Rachel Beck has been making handcrafted soap for over 30 years and is the creative force behind Tilia's wonderful soap collection.  In all workshops she creates a captivating and fun environment for you to truly enjoy learning a new skill.

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Egg Dyeing for Kids:

 

In this hands-on class your kids will learn how to dye their own Easter eggs using plant materials. They'll get creative using plants and other common household materials to make fun designs.  Full instructions will be included so you can repeat the process of natural egg dyeing at home for Easter holidays to come!

 

DATE: Saturday, April 1/23

Ages 5 - 7  9:00 am – noon      Ages 8 - 12   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

 

COST: $30 + GST

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Jessica Shearer is a Medical Herbalist and has been involved in children's programs for over 10 years.  She is the coordinator for our successful Kids' Camp and loves to develop activities to create interest and excitement when learning about plants.

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customized classes

Book your own private 2-hour workshop!

All you need is a minimum of 4 people.

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Make Your Own Beauty & Spa Experience

 

Pampering facials and chocolate hand masks will have you feeling rejuvenated and radiant! We demonstrate how natural ingredients you would find in your own kitchen can be made into skin-nourishing masks, exfoliants and more!   Fresh fruit platter and fruit dips included.        

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Bridal Showers/‘Stagette’ Parties

 

We’ll help you plan the perfect event for your bride-to-be! Our suggestions include making your very own Sensual Massage Bars, Sugar Scrubs, Bath Bombs and more.   Contact us to find out about the different packages we offer.               

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Kid’s Herbal Birthday Celebration

 

A fun and creative way to celebrate a birthday. Kids get to create their own individualized soaps, bath bombs, and more. For ages 5 to 12 years old, parties will be tailored to meet the participants’ age abilities. Contact us for more information on how to customize your perfect birthday.

If you have an idea for a class or event, we're glad to help you plan it.

Whether it's a birthday party, bridal shower, or simply a girls' night out,
we'll do our best to give you just what you're hoping for!
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how to register

You can register online,
contact us by phone: 250-428-8866
or email tiliabotanicals@gmail.com to register for a class. 
 
We’ll also sign you up right at the store; we’re always happy when you stop in to see us!
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