Gathering Nature is Natasha Lloyd BSc (Hons) NIMH AOF UKIPR.

A qualified and experienced Medical Herbalist, Mycotherapist and Forager, based in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland.

My passion for plants started young with gardening and discussions with my Mum, and a well thumbed copy of A Modern Herbal by Mrs Grieves. I still use that book today. This childhood inspiration has fuelled a lifetimes research and avid study. Trained at the College of Phytotherapy and then at the University of East London. Awarded a BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine in 2013. Have been practicing since qualifying as a medical herbalist, and have been teaching foraging for over 20 years. Recently qualified in medicinal mushrooms as a mycotherapist. Gathering Nature is the culmination of passion, study and experience in these fascinating subjects.

Recently appointed as Director of National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

You can book a foraging walk or a bespoke workshop which will enrich your understanding of plants, fungi and nature and help you feel more connected. Choose either a wild cocktail, cosmetic, condiment or medicinal mushroom workshop

Private foraging walks and workshops can be booked directly by emailing.



Napiers the Herbalists at their general clinic Edinburgh and the CLAID (Covid, Lyme and Infectious Diseases) clinic in Bathgate. Online clinics.

General clinic can be booked at Napiers.net

CLAID clinic can be booked by emailing care@claidclinic.com

Face to face clinics are available in Ballater. Please email or phone for a consultation.


Email - gatheringnature@gmail.com  Phone - 07770 894412