100% natural skincare made on-site at the herb farm in rural manawatu
The Herb Farm

Hands-on Workshops

The Herb Farm is a wonderful place to come and experience a 'Hands-on' Workshop where you can create your own natural product to take home.

All our products are made without synthetic chemicals or preservatives. You will learn about the active ingredients that make up your product, how herbal extracts are made and the properties of the nutrient rich oils and essential oils you are using.

A minimum number of 10 people is required when making a booking.

Workshops are ideal for club or work outings, family get-togethers, hens parties, Christmas functions, conference partner programmes or schools.

Product Choices

When booking in for a workshop you will choose one of the following for your group to make. Within each option are some individual choices for the participants on the day. Teaching about the ingredients will take place during the making process.

  • Natural Skincare - go natural and safeguard your health. Be educated on natural vs synthetic while creating your own gorgeous hand and body cream to take home.
  • Herbal Healing - nature's pharmacy can be at your backdoor and in your first aid kit. Learn how to use botanical simplicity to care for yours and your family's wellbeing. Create your own individualised healing cream using herbal extracts made from herbs grown in our own gardens.
  • Funshop – this fun interactive workshop is specifically designed for birthday parties, hens parties or any other social get-together! You create your very own individualised cream which suits your unique personality. You will learn about what is going into the cream and have lots of laughs!

All workshops are $17.80 per person (duration 1 hour).

The workshops are held in our seminar room set among the tranquil surroundings of The Herb Farm.

Catering options are also available - please contact us for more information. 

School Workshops

The Herb Farm facilities and surroundings provide the perfect setting for schools and colleges to bring groups of students to for a fun learning experience.

Students will learn how essential oils are extracted from plants, how herbal extracts are made and learn about the healing properties of plants as they make their own healing product to take home.

A minimum number of 10 students is required when making a booking.

Please note that the School Workshops are available for Primary and Intermediate School children only. Please see the normal workshop options for Secondary School options.

The workshop is $12.00 per student (45 minutes).

The workshops are held in our seminar room set among the tranquil surroundings of The Herb Farm.

If your group is coming from a distance we suggest you stop at the Ashhurst Domain to enable the children to have a break, toilet stop and something to eat.

Contact our friendly team at The Herb Farm to book your workshop or talk.