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. Today's 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.

The Lesnes Abbey mulberry

The veteran Lesnes Abbey mulberry has to be one of the Capital’s most photogenic trees.

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Kensington Roof Garden

An 80-year-old black mulberry looks down on Knsington High Street from a famous roof garden

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Managing your mulberry

A short introduction to managing mature mulberries.

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