Midweek Mulberry Walk: Deptford to Greenwich

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Deptford railway station High St exit

Deptford High Street

Deptford

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SE8 4BZ

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Discover 400 years of history through the mulberry trees of Deptford and Greenwich on this autumn Thameside walk with guide Dr Peter Coles.

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Deptford and Greenwich have associations with mulberry trees that date back at least to the 16th century, when Queen Elizabeth I commissioned a seat to go around the trunk of a mulberry in her gardens at one of her favourite palaces, Placentia (Greenwich Palace). Greenwich Park is still home to four old mulberrytrees. Fourteen fairly rare white mulberries were planted in 2000 in the grounds of what is now part of the Greenwich University campus.

In the mid-1600's two miles away in Deptford, diarist John Evelyn took over his father-in-law's house at Sayes Court and laid out an impressive garden, including at least one black mulberry tree. The garden has long disappeared, but a veteran mulberry tree stands on the site today. And down the road, in the churchyard of St Nicholas' church, where Elizabethan playwright Chrstopher Marlowe is buried, is a lovely weeping dwarf white mulberry. The church contains wood carvings by Grinling Gibbons, a local man, whom Evelyn introduced to King Charles II after he was restored to the throne. Gibbons never looked back - after the Great Fire destroyed St Paul's cathedral in 1666 he made the screen for the new cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

Enjoy the autumn colours of the leaves of the mulberry and other trees with a lovely Thameside walk from Deptford to Greenwich (about 2 miles) with mulberry specialist Dr Peter Coles, whose book Mulberry is published later this month.

Places are limited so book early and enjoy a special discount.

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Deptford railway station High St exit

Deptford High Street

Deptford

London

SE8 4BZ

United Kingdom

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