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Lost Wisdom: Secrets of an English Country Garden (Walk & talk)

August 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join horticultural expert Sally Cunningham for a walk and talk through the gardens of Cotesbach Estate. She will teach us about the folklore and uses (both edible and medicinal) of common Leicestershire flora.

Did you know in Georgian times the common red peony root was cut in pieces, each bored through the centre to make a hole, then steeped in red wine and sugar syrup for 3 days, before being dried and hung round baby’s necks as a teething aid? Do you think it worked?!

Includes a cream tea after the walk.

Advance registration and payment is required. Tickets via Eventbrite


August 4, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Cotesbach Educational Trust
Cotesbach Leicestershire + Google Map