It was a great pleasure to welcome back Dr. Timothy Walker, former Director of Oxford University Botanic Gardens, to our September meeting. Timothy gave us an excellent talk on “The Healing Power of Plants”. He explained how the medicinal power of plants had been used for thousands of years and that plant products continued to be used in our everyday lives to relieve pain and suffering, to heal wounds and cure disease. With a superb presentation of slides, Timothy both informed and entertained us with his expert knowledge and his wealth of stories and amusing asides. We all wanted to know more about these wonderful medicinal plants on which we are so reliant and we hope that Timothy will pay a return visit to a future meeting. His recipe for a herbal bath soak for a good night’s sleep proved to be very popular!