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Margaret Willes - The Domestic Herbal

Part of our After Hours series of talks

Plants for the Home in the Seventeenth Century

For our June talk, author Margaret Willes will explore how growing herbs, fruit, vegetables, and flowers for domestic use was vital to the survival of the seventeenth century household.

Drawing on manuscript household manuals, recipe books and printed herbals, Margaret will reveal how these plants were used for cooking and brewing, medicines and cosmetics, in the making and care of clothes, and to keep rooms fresh, fragrant and decorated.

After Hours at New Place Talks take place between 6pm and 8pm, talks start at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be available to purchase, and The New Place Shop will be open for book signings and browsing after all talks.

Tickets are £10 per person, per event. Your ticket price includes exclusive access to the exhibition at Shakespeare’s New Place.

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Included in this event is exclusive access to our new exhibition, Hidden Voices: The Women Who Made Shakespeare, which you can explore at your leisure as part of your evening.

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