Paved Garden

An Exhibition describing St Laurence's Paved Garden, incorporating a display of Medieval Plants - Culinary, Medicinal, and Mythical

The Conservation Trust is delighted to once again be working with long time supporter and erstwhile Trustee, Dr Jen Davies, who will welcome visitors into St Laurence's Paved Garden during the Weekend. "I started work on the Paved Garden in the Spring of 2002, when it was very overgrown, mostly with British native plants", said Jen. "Some are classified as ‘weeds' but many had culinary uses, medicinal value or ‘magical powers".

Visitors to the Church Green will have the opportunity of buying plants which would have flowered in our churchyard in medieval times.
These include:
Lavender Lavendula angustifolia
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Hyssop Hyssopus oficinalis
Chive Allium schoneoprasum
Chervil Anthriscus cerefolium
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Lovage Levisticum officinale                                  

Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Hollyhock Althaea
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Lady's Mantle Alchemilla mollis
Valerian Red & White
Mullein Verbascum thapsus
Catmint Nepeta cararia
Lungwort Pulmonaria officinalis
Marigold Calendula officinalis
Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris

In addition to opening the Paved Garden and selling plants, Jen has produced an illustrated pamphlet describing the history of and plants in St Laurence's Paved Garden, and this will also be on sale.

Help is wanted!

Can you pot up any of these plants so we can sell them on Saturday 21 May?

We are aiming to have at least 200 plants for sale. We are expecting visitors from near and far, and need to have an excellent choice for them to both admire and buy! Your help in providing plants of any kind, not just those listed above, would be gratefully received."

For further information, contact Rosemary Wood on 01584 877771 or

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