Stalking the Mulberry Monasteries and Inns of Temple of the City of London

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 18/05/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Blackfriars rail & tube station

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Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome Peter Coles, creator of  Morus Londonium to entice you to Discover London’s Mulberry Heritage.


We are crowdfunding to raise money to keep ticket prices low for events during the Urban Tree Festival – our crowdfunding campaign runs until the 1 May – and you can secure a ticket for this event by pledging £10 to our crowdfunder campaign.  This not only secures you a ticket but also brings in a further £10 as Trees for Cities are match funding every pledge until we meet our target of £1,500. 


Stalking the Mulberry 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 is led by Peter Coles – urban nature writer and photographer, and champion of mulberries in London. He has been co-creating intriguing Stalking Trees walkshops for the Museum of Walking, in which participants get to know a thing or two about trees and how to photograph them.  Peter is working with the Conservation Foundation to conserve and build awareness of London’s heritage mulberries. Dip into the mulberry’s intriguing history.

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.


We are crowdfunding to raise money to keep ticket prices low for events during the Urban Tree Festival – our crowdfunding campaign runs until the 1 May – and you can secure a ticket for this event by pledging £10 to our crowdfunder campaign.  This not only secures you a ticket but also brings in a further £10 as Trees for Cities are match funding every pledge until we meet our target of £1,500.