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Ethnobotanical Tour of Bristol: Saint Werburghs

The Apothecary Box

Outside the Duke of York pub, 2 Jubilee Rd, BS2 9RS

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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: there is a steep incline up a path during the St. Werburgh’s and Totterdown tours, and the walk up to the top of Narroways is quite steep and not wheelchair accessible.

Duration: 75-90 minutes. Including: Mina Road Park, City Farm, Narroways. 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: Outside the Duke of York pub, 2 Jubilee Rd, St Werburgh’s, Bristol BS2 9RS

£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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