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St James’ Church

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197 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LL United Kingdom

May 2019

Urban Tree Festival 2019: Discovering King James I’s Mulberry Garden

Sat 18 May, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
St James’ Church, 197 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LL United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Part of the Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome mulberry tree specialist and urban tree photographer, Dr Peter Coles, who will be leading a walk around the perimeter of what, in the 17th century, was James I’s Mulberry Garden. The King planted 10,000 mulberry trees here in 1609/10 to feed silkworms, as part of his plans to start an English silk industry.  As well as discovering 10 mature mulberry trees, the walk also takes in a beautiful Wren…

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