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Ivywood is set on 40 acres of magical woodland in Co. Clare, Ireland. Herbalists Marina and Ross relocated their young family and herbs to this dream piece of land in 2018. It had always been a dream of theirs to have a home on their own woodland with mature trees. After finding Ivywood they felt this was the perfect piece of land to create a healing space for their clinical practice, their  teaching and their herb nursery.

They took their time to settle in and connect with the space before embarking on a natural roundhouse build from materials on the land. You can find out more about this here.
The land is shared with many beautiful creatures including foxes, badgers, deer, hares, pine martens, red squirrels, bats, birds of prey and a resident heron on the small lake. The woodland consists of many ancient Oaks, an ancient Hazel tree grove and beautiful old Beech trees along the river walk. Other trees on the land include Holly, Hawthorn, Ash, Sycamore, Viburnum, Larch, Birch, Alder, Elder, Willow, Blackthorn and Pine. Over time at Ivywood an abundance of wild medicinal plants have been discovered like Bugle, Viola’s, Honeysuckle, Purple Loosestrife and Rosebay Willowherb to name a few!

Marina and Ross moved a huge amount of their older plants to Ivywood from their herb garden and farm in Co. Sligo. They have all settled into their new home wonderfully. After completion of the roundhouse a new teaching garden and source garden will be created in that area. Many rare and endangered woodland medicinals have been settled into the Ivywood woods. In time, Ross and Marina hope to make more of these plants available to the public through their herb nursery.

They have many more plans for Ivywood with the wish to welcome others here to experience the magic of the space and to share with others their knowledge of herbal medicine.