We’ve been meeting the Bach Flower Remedy trees growing at Offshoots and the surrounding area, observing how they grow, sharing our impressions of each tree and discussing their uses as Bach Flower Remedies. Come along and meet some of them with us…. sweet chestnut, elm, oak, walnut, beech and hornbeam.

Sweet Chestnut flower remedy is for the dark night of the soul; when you feel utter despair and are shut off from all light and joy.

The bark of the sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) tree becomes deeply furrowed with age, yet it has a silvery shine to it. The tree has a spiral pattern which journeys up to the light, The flower remedy is made from its catkins which, unlike most other catkins, point up to the light.

Photo credit: Wendy Davison