Saturday 1st July 2017
10.15am to 1pm
Death in the Garden With Michael Brown MA
Saturday 1st July
Michael will talk about poisonous plants, myths, magic, passion and murder. Over the centuries poisonous plants have been used to remove an unwanted partner or rival, as aphrodisiacs, for pest control and the means to foretell the future or speak with the gods. Be warned, many of these plants may well be growing in your garden.
Michael Brown has an MA in Garden History and is an ex Head Gardener and College Lecturer inhorticulture, with a passionate interest in garden history and how the gardens were created andmaintained.Michael designed the medieval garden for The Prebendal Manor at Nassington in Northamptonshire,where he still leads garden tours; he has also acted as a consultant for other historic gardens projects.He is now Conservation Officer for Northamptonshire Gardens Trust. Michael has been re-creating medieval pilgrimages since 1982. He has walked to many sites in Britain and Europe travelling as a medieval pilgrim.