The Cob Herb Roundhouse at Felin Uchaf, Wales


This is the cob herb house at Felin Uchaf in Wales where they are establishing a wild pharmacy and community herb garden to revive the use of indigenous herbs. The roundhouse was built with help from people on the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. The stem wall of the roundhouse is made from local slate. The cob walls are lime plastered topped with a turf reciprocal roof and decorative slated eaves.


Wales is the first country in the world to have coded the DNA of all its indigenous flowering herbs like Horehound and Agrimony.  You can support the work by sponsoring a barcode at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. They are using the DNA Flower Database to determine which species of flower have been harvested by bees to produce their honey. This is part of their research in to the use of honey to fight hospital super bugs. Wales has a long history of herbal medicine. You can read about it in the BBC's article, The physicians of Myddfai.