Midweek Mulberry Walk - West Square to Lambeth Palace

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A late summer walk from the 220 year-old mulberry trees of West Square to the resting place of 17th c gardener John Tradescant the Elder

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Picking up the strands of a foraging walk we had planned for 29 August, but sadly had to cancel, we wil start at West Square, surely one of the most extraordinary sites for mulberry trees anywhere in London. We will then see a fabulous black mulberry in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (from the road) and briefly visit the community orchard in the Park.

We will then wind our way through the streets of Lambeth, with the ghost of a long-forgotten silk farm project hovering around us, on to the Garden Museum, next to Lambeth Palace, where John Tradescant the Elder is buried in the shade of a fine black mulberry. Tradescant was gardener to Robert Cecil at Hatfield House and to Charles I at Oatlands Palace, where he was Keeper of the King's Vines and Silkworms. Our guide, Peter Coles, will explain some of the important contributions Tradescant made to London's mulberry heritage. The Garden Museum shop and cafeteria are open and, for an entry fee, those who wish to can stay on and explore the Museum .

Meet 12.30 at West Square gardens. The walk will end at the Garden Museum around 2 pm.

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