The Return of the Balsam…..

The word on the streets of Boscastle is that the Balsam is back! Last year a dedicated team of conservation volunteers made huge inroads into depleting the amount of Himalayan Balsam in the Valency Valley and surrounding catchment area. This year we are really keen to keep up the momentum so we can get another step closer to eradicating it completely.

Balsam in flower

Last year’s conservation volunteer group relaxing in the sunshine after a hard day picking balsam

Below are the following dates for the Great Himalayan Balsam Bash:

3rd June
10th June
15th June
17th June
24th June
1st July
8th July
22nd July
29th July

Days start at 10am and finish 3pm (or earlier to suit). We will be meeting in the overflow car park in Boscastle (GR: SX100 913).
All tool and tuition are provided. Please bring clothes that can get muddy and food and drink. Wellies are essential. If events change or are cancelled due to weather, we will endeavour to let everyone know. However, feel free to get in touch before hand. You can reach me at the following email address:


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