Unravelling the tale of London's mulberry tree heritage

Since Roman times mulberries have been planted in London for their delicious fruit and medicinal virtues. Todays trees help to tell this tale, including of London's medieval abbeys, monasteries, and King James I's attempt to start a silk industry to rival Italy and France.

You can help uncover this heritage, and London's prized mulberry foraging sites, by following the research, coming on free guided walks, visiting the online map, adding a mulberry tree to the survey, planting a sapling, trying a recipe and lots more with Morus Londinium!

On the trail of Spitalfields mulberries

Peter explore's Spitalfields mulberry and silk weaving heritage as part of London Tree Week.

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The fact and fiction of our mulberry heritage

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Guided walks, fruit foraging, pop-up kitchens, and lots more!

Come along to an event and discover more about London's marvellous mulberries!