Tagged: gardens

7 ‘magic potions’ grown by medieval monks

Posted:
22 October 2018
Posted By:
Dr Michael Klemperer
Categories:
History Uncovered

Step aside Harry Potter – our monks' garden at Mount Grace Priory is like a real-life version of a Hogwarts herbology classroom. Our gardeners have been busy planting herbs and flowers that the Carthusian monks could have grown here in the 15th century. But you can't buy these herbs in the supe...

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Things to do in June

Posted:
31 May 2018
Posted By:
Jamie Bellinger
Categories:
Things To Do

It's a great time of year for our historic gardens, which are blooming with vibrant colours. Take a guided tour through them with our expert horticulturalists to enjoy the seasonal scents and learn about unusual historical species. It's also Father's Day on 17 June, so we've got all you need to give...

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The history of Osborne myrtle in royal weddings

Posted:
26 April 2018
Posted By:
Hannah Silverman
Categories:
History Uncovered

Since the reign of Queen Victoria there has been something that ties most English royal weddings together - and we're not talking about a white dress or a handsome groom. Myrtle, a delicate white flower that grows at Osborne, has been the flower of choice for royal brides since t...

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