TUESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY at 7.30pm
Zoom Talk by Michael Brown – What’s Your Poison?
Our next talk for the Gardening Club, which will be open and free to all villagers, is a fascinating account of how poisonous plants have been used over the centuries; to remove garden pests, unwanted rivals and deceitful partners. They have also been used medicinally, as aphrodisiacs, dangerous cosmetics and even as a method of foretelling the future. Many of these plants may well be growing in your garden – you will never look at them in the same light again! For those who enjoy strange tales of peculiar plants and mysterious practices, this promises to be an entertaining and intriguing lecture.
Michael Brown is known as The Historic Gardener. He has provided displays for many National Trust and English Heritage sites, and he created the medieval gardens at Prebendal Manor at Nassington, Northamptonshire. His 2018 book, Death in the Garden: Poisonous Plants and Their Use Throughout History, is based on this very talk.
A Zoom link will be sent out via email a couple of days before the talk.