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John Evelyn – Kalendarium Hortense – a 17th Century Garden Almanac
Sat 19 May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 26 May, 2018
Deptford, Southeast London was home to one of England’s greatest horticulturists John Evelyn.
At the John Evelyn Community Garden, we will be sowing edible plants he grew in his ‘Olitory-Garden’ or as we would say kitchen garden. Taking inspiration from John Evelyn’s garden at Sayes Court we will be creating a parterre bed over the next two years that incorporates both edible and decorative plants he cultivated in his garden.
During the afternoons activities we will be discussing the origins of these edible plants at a time when new plants were being introduced from across the globe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
In addition, we will make a salad inspired by John Evelyn’s recipes from the 17th century as well as elderflower cordial from our elder tree in the garden. On the 26th May will be hosting a pot luck dinner from 5pm for local resident and friends of the garden.
Who can attend: All welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting mucky and stout shoes. Gloves and light refreshments provided.
- London postcode (first part)
- SE8 3QH
- London Borough
- Detailed directions to the venue
- From Surrey Quays station the John Evelyn Community Garden is a 20 minute walk along south along Lower Road turn right on to Plough Way. Turn right on to Grove Street until you get to Windlass Place. You can take a 199 bus (toward Bellingham) from Surrey Quays Station to Windlass Place.
- Project contact name at the venue
- Vanessa Celosse