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Ethnobotanical Tour of Bristol: St Mary Redcliffe, Victoria Park, Totterdown

The Apothecary Box

Quaker Burial Ground, Redcliffe Way, Redcliffe, BS1 6SJ

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Join medical herbalist Nicholas Edwards on an ethnobotany-themed walking tour of Bristol’s suburbs.

Plants are all around us, and although we may think of many of them as “weeds”, most are actually potentially very useful in their own way. All plants have an interesting story to tell and have their own relationship with people and our culture, whether that be as medicine or food, in folklore, or from history.

Ethnobotany walking tours weave together the history, botany, and magic of the wonderful plants that live and grow in our neighbourhoods. These tours are ideal for anyone interested in gardening, plant sciences, ecology or language. They’re also a great way of seeing familiar places from the unique and multidisciplinary perspective of Ethnobotany.

Each of the walking tours is based around a different area of Bristol, and incorporates the flora found there, as well as some of the local history.

Each tour lasts between 75 and 90 minutes, depending on numbers.

The tours are family and pet-friendly, dogs particularly welcome! However, they are probably not suitable for children under the age of 10. Please note: Perrett Park is quite steep.

Duration: 75-90 minutes. Including: Redcliffe, Victoria Park, Perrett Park. Free on street parking is usually available at the start/end points, as well as a local pub!

These tours are clear, simple to understand and suitable for speakers of other languages.

Start point: Quaker Burial Ground, Redcliffe Way, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6SJ

£10 per person, £8 per under 18 year-old or student.
BOOKING ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY – please email or ring beforehand to book a place.

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