classes + events

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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.


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.


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.

Herbie Saturday:

In this class you get to be a herbal apprentice for a day.  We'll all go out harvesting the wonderful herbs in season.  Learn all about the herbs you harvest while you make your very own remedies and other fun creations to take home (we get you to bring in a couple of jars from home for your concoctions).

It's berry picking time!  The medicinal berries are best harvested at this time and we love the medicinal properties they have to offer.  Join us in harvesting berries and other early autumn herbs for a fun afternoon of remedy making.


Saturday, September 17/22 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


$89 +GST


For the morning, medical herbalist, Jessica Shearer will be guiding you to harvest the healing herbs we'll be using in the afternoon with Rachel.  Rachel Beck has been a medical herbalist for over 30 years and is the product developer behind Tilia's herbal remedies. Not only is she highly knowledgeable but she goes out of her way to make all her classes fun, informative and interactive.

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Herbie Saturday for Kids:


Once a month our budding herbalists will get together to learn about plants and participate in fun projects. From making their own cold & flu remedies to creating natural Christmas gifts, your little ones will have fun-filled time exploring the wonderful world of herbs!


Classes are broken into two age groups:

5 to 7 years old (9:00 am – noon)  and   8 to 12 years old (1:00 – 4:00 pm). 


2022 SCHEDULE: Saturdays, September 24th, October 22nd, November 19th and December 10th.


COST PER CLASS: $30 or $110 for all 4 classes purchased at the same time. Family discount rate available; please call for details.



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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Spooky Herbs:


Just in time for Halloween, in this free, fun online class we will share with you about herbs that have long been associated with ghouls, goblins, murder mysteries and other nefarious goings on. We’ll tell you the real story on these often-maligned herbs and how they have been used for good (and sometimes for not so good) throughout history.


So, grab a hot brew from your steaming cauldron and join us for this spooky class. Thursday October 27, 2022 at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT.


This is a free class but to attend you must either register online or email us at to ensure your space in this class.



Rachel Beck is a Medical Herbalist with a passion for researching and studying the healing properties, characteristics and all aspects of the plant kingdom.  With a keen interest in folklore, herb talks are often full of captivating stories to keep you wanting to hear more.

Soap Making Class:


In this fun and informative class you will learn how to make your very own handcrafted soap bars (great as gifts; especially with Christmas not far off).  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 you can get started on your own soap making adventures!


DATE: Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 am – 1:00pm


COST: $79 + GST (includes kit)



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.


customized classes

Book your own private 2-hour workshop!

All you need is a minimum of 4 people.

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!

how to register

You can register online,
contact us by phone: 250-428-8866
or email 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!