Urban Tree Festival hosts three mulberry walks
8th May 2023
As part of this year's Urban Tree Festival why not join Morus Londinium (one of the Festival's original founders) in a fun 3-part walk that adds up to a half marathon, with historic mulberry trees as waypoints along the way. You can of course just choose to do any walk on its own, or get the satisfaction of clocking up 12+ miles over the three walks.
The first stage is on Monday 15th May, starting at Charlton House's celebrated 400-year-old mulberry, through Greenwich Park to John Evelyn's veteran mulberry in Sayes Court, Deptford, giving a nod to playwright Christopher Marlowe on the way. More information and booking here.
The second stage is on Wednesday 17th May, from London Bridge to Middle Temple, exploring London's Roman, Saxon and Medieval heritage through the City's notable mulberries. More information and booking here.
The final stage, on Sunday 21 May, helps close the 2023 Urban Tree Festival week with a walk from St James's Picadilly to Kensington Gardens, exploring the site of James I's mulberry garden. This walk offers a chance to see white mulberries, the species that silkworms once fed on in the wild and which has formed the basis of silk industries worldwide since at least 2700 BC. More information and booking here.
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