Date(s) - 19/05/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blackfriars rail & tube station
Part of London’s 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible with support from Trees for Cities, the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives through planting trees in 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.
Stalking 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.
Meet Peter Coles outside Blackfriars rail and tube station London EC4V 4DD – the is on the north bank of the River Thames. This walk ends at Fountain Court, 8 Kings Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7DU
Walk tickets: £8 in advance / on the day. Concession (Under 21 or & Senior Citizen – Proof of age required / Reg Unemployed /Disability): £4
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