About Me

My name is Lesley. My backyard botanical pharmacy is located in Boulder Colorado. I began studying herbal medicinewhen I was 12 years old. In college I studied subjects like anthropology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology,  After graduation I decided to go to midwifery school. I attended births and had a small practice until I retired early in order to be a mother full time. I have always had an herb garden, gathered plants and made my own healing formulas with plants. Over the last 30 years there have been many teachers and I have attended dozens of workshops. I am one of those people who is always reading, studying and learning. In 2019 I was called to practice as an herbalist professionally, using “plant spirit medicine” and bio-energetic ( 5 element)healing techniques. I feel that there is a big need in the community for my skills and talents. I hope to inspire others to start their own backyard pharmacies as a solution to species extinction and the healthcare crisis in America.   Healing has also become a spiritual practice and way for me to feel balanced and connected with nature. I consult with clients in person, teach classes (adults and kids), give tours of my garden and offer apprenticeships. Health, joy, meaning, and support are everyone’s birthright. 

Small batch products made from the plants in my garden for pickup or delivery in Boulder county. If interested contact me at lesleybird@prodigy.net.

Custom Constitutional Massage Oils

Therapeutic Clays for drawing, purifying, and moving stagnation/heat

Sacred and Medicinal Powders

Whole plant incense blends

Organ Tonics

Lotions bars, salves, and facial creams

Liniments, vapor discs, and muscle rubs

Bath mixtures that soothe and heal, body, mind, soul

What People and Clients Say

“Three times now I have had the occasion to use you burn salve. It is magic”

-Susan Marie

“We enjoyed learning how to identify plants using leaf shape. It was really neat to learn the uses for the different plants. We enjoyed drawing ….The location was great!”

-Morgan and Gavin (siblings)

“I keep meaning to tell you your cold cream is amazing for taking off face paint! We’ve use it a number of times over the last couple weeks and it comes off like a charm. Very Impressive”


Are you ready to support your own optimum health and well being?


I have tried many remedies for sleep support in my kids (who are now teens). Glycerites, syrups, teas, tinctures, and flower remedies. This idea has been the most successful. The key is calling it “chai”. During the summer I chill it and throw in some boba. It also helps that is does not look like…

Herbal Calamine “Lotion” (chamomile)

The weather is just starting to get nice. Plants and insects are making their appearance to coincide with more time spent outdoors. It is good to be prepared for things like bug bites/stings, poison ivy/oak, acne, boils, and itchy rashes of all kinds. This lotion contains ingredients to soothe, heal, draw out, prevent infection, and…

Salmoriglio (Oregano)

What is salmoriglio? Is is a condiment from Italy that is used as a marinade or sauce. Thinned it can be used in a dressing, thickened it can be used more like pesto. The base is olive oil, lemon juice, salt, garlic and fresh herbs. It can be used to tenderize meats/seafood/protein before grilling, to…

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