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Sorcerer’s Herbs – July 2nd

2nd July 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£8.00 – £18.50
Sorcerer’s herbs – A talk by Michael Brown

Talk Overview

This is a talk with a Harry Potter – type theme. There were many plants used for magical purposes. Mandrake was not the only dangerous plant to harvest. Beware of woodpeckers waiting to peck your eyes out! You will have to hear the talk to find out why! Plants were used for magic and in potions. Sadly, there is no guarantee that any of the spells will work.

The Speaker

Michael has been interested in history and gardening for as long as he can remember. He became a qualified gardener and worked his way up to become Head Gardener at the Menagerie at Horton and later Cosgrove Hall. Later he researched medieval gardens and the uses of the plants, which was very useful when he created the medieval gardens at the Prebendal Manor at Nassington, Northamptonshire.

Michael studied for his MA in Garden History at Birkbeck, London whilst he was a full-time college lecturer in Horticulture.

Talk Details

This talk starts at 2.00pm and will be approx. 45mins – 1 hour. If you choose a cream tea or afternoon tea this will be served after the talk. Lunch bookings will be at 12.30pm.

All tickets include parking for the duration of the event and ticket type. Members, of course, benefit from free parking all day.

Lunch menu must be pre-ordered when you book. Please advise us of any dietary requirements when you book your ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: Lunch and afternoon tea ticket sales close two days before the event.


2nd July 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£8.00 – £18.50
Event Category:


Stanwick Lakes


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