Date(s) - 18/05/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Blackfriars rail & tube station
Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, made possible by donations from 70 generous crowd funding supporters and city-greening charity Trees for Cities. We are delighted to welcome Peter Coles, creator of Morus Londonium to entice you to Discover London’s Mulberry Heritage.
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.
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