Once regarded as one of the most magically powerful of trees, Elder is a forager’s favourite and its flowers are the scent of summer. Elderflowers come from the elder tree that generally grows as a shrub or small tree.
It’s abundant throughout the UK, in woods and along roadside hedgerows. From late May you’ll see masses of tiny white flowers hanging in sprays which develop into purple elderberries later in the summer. Due to the late start of Summer, the Elderflower trees have bloomed closer to June.