A Wild Food Foraging Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland

Hi, I’m Robin Harford, since 2008 I have taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use wild plants as food and medicine.

My in-person foraging courses were recently voted #1 in the country by BBC Countryfile. I’ve also published a few foraging books.


I’ve been told that I have a very unique approach to foraging and nature connection. This section explores some of my thinking on our relationship with plants.

Find A Plant

A comprehensive A to Z directory of wild plants. You’ll learn their past and present uses as food and medicine. I regularly update it.


Each week you’ll also receive wild food recipes, plant profiles and foraging tips directly in your inbox. Read by over 25,000+ foragers, herbalists and plant lovers.


An audio journey through the wonderfully wild world of plants exploring their past and present uses in human culture. The show has been downloaded over 200,000 times by people in over forty countries.


In this section, you can find hundreds of my recipes grouped by specific plants.


A small selection of videos that I have produced. It’s early days.

What’s in Season?

I’ll show you which plants to harvest each month as you forage through the year.

About Robin Harford

Special Plant Project by Robin Harford

Robin Harford is a plant forager, ethnobotanical researcher and wild food educator. He is the author of the bestselling Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland.

He established his wild food foraging school in 2008, and his foraging courses were recently voted #1 in the country by BBC Countryfile.

Robin is the creator of eatweeds.co.uk, listed in The Times Top 50 websites for food and drink.

He has travelled extensively, documenting and recording wild food plants’ traditional and local uses in indigenous cultures. His work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia, Europe and the USA.

Robin occasionally appears on national and local radio and television.

He has been recommended in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, etc.

He is a member of the Society of Economic Botany and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

You can contact him here.