Peter explore's Spitalfields mulberry and silk weaving heritage as part of London Tree Week.Read the blog
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!
A walk by Peter Coles from Charlton House to Sayes Court ParkRead the blog
Come along to an event and discover more about London's marvellous mulberries!
Why our mulberry trees are important, and the story they can tell.
Free to schools, non-profit organisations, and community groups. Propagated from one of London's first mulberry trees.
Help us uncover London's mulberries, and record them with the National Biodiversity Network.