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Stalking the Mulberry – among the monasteries and Inns of Temple of the City of London
Sun 19 May, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST£4 – £8
Part of London’s 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible by city-greening charity Trees for Cities. We are delighted to welcome mulberry tree specialist and urban tree photographer Dr Peter Coles, creator of Morus Londinnium to lead a 2 hour walkshop to Stalk the Mulberry among the monasteries and Inns of Temple of the City of London.
Many people associate mulberries with James I’s attempt to start an English silk industry in the early 1600’s, but they have played an important part in London life since they were first introduced by the Romans in the 1st century CE. Mulberries have a long association with medieval monasteries and the church, where they were grown for their delicate fruit, which sweetened the dishes of medieval dining tables and offered medicinal benefits too.
The walkshop route will seek out mulberries in and around St Paul’s churchyard, St Bartholomew-the-Great, Charterhouse, Fountain Court (Middle Temple) and the Inner Temple garden.
It is recommended that you book in advance to ensure your place however, please note tickets will only go on sale after Easter.
- Sun 19 May, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- £4 – £8
- Event Categories:
- Europe, London, Talk, Ticketed, UK, Urban Tree Festival, Walk
- Event Tags:
- 2019 Chelsea Fringe, fruit trees, Outdoors, Walk
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- Meet outside the rail & tube station entrance on the north side of the river
- Project contact name at the venue
- Peter Coles
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