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Relax, Refresh, Revive:


Isn't it time for you to practice a little self-care and have some “me” time? This fun class is a perfect way to practice your self-pampering skills. Enjoy some tea and scones while you learn to make wonderful herbal teas, baths, facials and aromatherapy blends specially designed to relax, refresh and revive you! Be your own Valentine and pamper yourself with a fully rejuvenating experience or bring a friend and save 10%.

All supplies are included. Please bring a towel with you and wear casual clothing suitable for having a facial in.

DATE: Saturday, February 13/23  at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


COST: $79 + GST (includes free download of ebook)



Rachel Beck is a Medical Herbalist and the creative force behind the development of Tilia's skin care and cosmetic lines.  She has a deep passion for using the best quality ingredients for health and wellbeing and truly creates the experience of a rejuvenating day at the spa.

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Herbal Kids – Nature Crafting Class

Join Stephanie Howes of Cedar & Sage Pantry for a fun filled morning of foraging and crafting for kids. Children, ages 5 to 12 will join us for a herb walk where we’ll identify and forage some edible and medicinal plants. Afterwards, the group will head back to Tilia Botanicals to make fun, herbal crafts! (Caregivers are welcome to attend with their children at no extra charge if desired)

DATE: Saturday June 22, 2024    9:00 a.m. - noon

COST: $35 + GST per child

INSTRUCTOR:  Stephanie Howes of Cedar & Sage Pantry will be leading this class and she brings experience and enthusiasm in plant outdoor activities and harvesting to all that she does. Her business, Cedar & Sage Pantry, makes convenient health food products out of the abundance of local agriculture here in the Creston Valley. Check out their website for more info

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All Day Herbal "Apprentice" Workshop


​Join us for this incredibly fun and informative day where you get to be an herbal apprentice for a day. The morning will see you join herbalist Janet Plante on an herb gathering outing where you will learn about a range of herbal plants and how best to harvest them. You’ll bring your herbal harvest back to our classroom where herbalist and Tilia co-owner Rachel Beck will share more about the plants you have harvested and help you to create your own natural remedies. Refreshments included.


DATE: Saturday July 6/24   9am - 4:00pm

COST: $120 + GST

INSTRUCTORS: Janet Plante is passionate about growing and playing with the plants. She is a Master Herbalist, currently working towards her registration as a Clinical Herbalist with the BCHA. Janet recently moved to Creston where she can grow all the plants she was unable to in Northern Alberta. Rachel Beck has been a medical herbalist for over 30 years and has taught herbalism for over 20 years. She is also co-owner of Tilia’s Botanicals herbal apothecary and gift shop in Creston BC.

Egg Dyeing for Kids:


In this hands-on class your kids will learn how to dye their own Easter eggs using plant materials. They'll get creative using plants and other common household materials to make fun designs.  Full instructions will be included so you can repeat the process of natural egg dyeing at home for Easter holidays to come!


DATE: Saturday, April 1/23

Ages 5 - 7  9:00 am – noon      Ages 8 - 12   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 


COST: $30 + GST



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.


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!

Cancellation Policy: Our instructors put a great deal of work into preparing our classes so that you have an amazing learning experience. Because of this our classes are popular and it is not unusual for us to having waiting lists for our classes. In an effort to be fair to everyone we have created a cancellation policy that we believe recognizes our instructors’ efforts while respecting the reality that sometimes you need to cancel after you register.


If you cancel at least 7 days prior to the class you will receive a full refund less a 5% administration fee.


If you cancel between 6 days and 48 hours prior to the class you will receive a 50% refund.


If you cancel with less than 48 hours’ notice or if a course has already started there is no refund.


If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please feel free to contact us at (250) 428-8866 or email us at

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 have even offered 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.

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.

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