• July 21, 2012
  • 12:00 am

Medicinal and Edible Plants Walk – Saturday 21st July 2012

Celia passing on her knowledge

The audience at the Medicinal and Edible Plants walk and talk in St.James’ Park were amazed by the depth of knowledge of Celia Cox, MSc(Botany) BVetMed.Cert VR, who shared medicinal and edible plant use facts and folklore from Greek Mythology through to Tudor salads and current day uses.

Celia’s visit to St.James’ Park was organised by the FoSJP History Research Project and the Tudor Revels Project.

Our wildflower area on the Winchester Road bank of the Park, planted through a BBC Breathing Places grant in 2008 and renovated in Spring 2012 by the FoSJP Gardening Team, provides fabulous examples of wildflowers that were available to locals of old. Celia showed us which plants were used for medicine and which for food.

Photographs of the walk and talk are shown below, followed by a short guide sharing just some of what we learned.

See our Wildflower Guide page to learn more about the wildflowers in St.James’ Park and how they’re growing.