Friday, July 04, 2014

Welcome to Joan's Garden

The Museum now has a new feature for visitors to enjoy - a herb garden.  In the courtyard in front of the Museum there is now a herb wheel with various herbs in it.  We already have Joan, the wise woman's cottage inside the Museum and we've imagined that this is the garden where she picks herbs for her remedies and gives them with advice to the people who might visit her in search of help.

We've used Michael Howard's Witches' Herbal book to select herbs with witch stories and folklore connections.  The herbs are planted and labelled with information about them such as "a handful of carraway seeds in your husband's pocket should keep him faithful" and "comb your hair with rosemary to prevent baldness"  An attractive, educational and intriguing new aspect to the Museum!

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