Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

REMINDER: Events 26-30 September 2019

Three events over the next few days, for further details see the Events page on this website:

Thursday 26 September:  Wildlflower Walk, Camberwell Old Cemetery, London, SE22, staring at 2.30 p.m.

Report:  About 15 people turned up and spent about 90 minutes wandering around the varied habitats in the cemetery, recording and discussing the plants found in them.  91 species were found, but due to it being late in the year it was not possible to fully identify all of these.

Sunday 29 September: Folklore of Wild Plants walk, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London, E3, starting at 2.00 p.m.

Report:  17 people booked for this event, and despite the unsettled weather turned up to spend about two hours and forty minutes wandering through the Cemetery and discussing how some of its varied flora featured in folklore and had formerly been used.

Image:  sowbread, Cyclamen hederifolium, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

Monday 30 September:  Celebrate the Local: Winchester’s Wonderful Weeds, garden of Winchester Quaker Meeting House, Colebrook Street, starting at 5.00 p.m.

Report:  The forecast rain started just before this event was due to start, so rather than taking people to the plants in the garden, plants were taken to people indoors.   Most of the 17 people present participated in the discussion, and one remarked afterwards that ‘I’ll never look at dandelions in the same way again!’

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