English Wild Flowers in Reality and Folklore: Dr Twigs Way

"Corn Cockle, Meadowsweet, and Oxslip; Campion, Cow Parsley and Harebell. How many wild flowers can you identify, and how many of their stories do you know? Did ladies make beds from Ladies Bedstraw, who wore Bachelors Buttons, and were Robins really run ragged by Ragged Robin? We will explore the history and folklore whilst learning to identify the common (and not so common) wildflowers all around us. Please note later start date."

Tutor: Dr Twigs Way

"Dr Twigs Way is a professional garden historian and divides her time between research and consultancy, giving lectures, talks and writing books. Twigs came to garden history from a career in archaeology, having focussed on landscape archaeology during her PhD. Since 2004 she has worked closely with English Heritage and other public bodies undertaking research on parks and gardens. Twigs has appeared in numerous television programmes including Gardeners' World. "