Fun and informative trip to town park

Ruth Cuevas provided an in-depth look at herbal medicine treatments for members of the Bloomers Gardening Group.
Ruth Cuevas provided an in-depth look at herbal medicine treatments for members of the Bloomers Gardening Group.
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An organisation that helps blind and partially sighted people enjoy the benefits of gardening and social activities had an interesting day out at Carlisle Park in Morpeth.

Green spaces officer Emma Evans was on hand to speak to the contingent from the Bloomers Gardening Group about the life of William Turner, known as the ‘Father of English Botany’.

Turner, who was born in Morpeth in about 1508, published the first systematic survey of English plants and their uses.

Group members came away with a greater understanding of the importance of herbal medicine and the place it plays – and still plays – in medicine today.

As well as the talk, Mrs Evans arranged for friend Ruth Cuevas, in the picture above on the right, wearing blue, who is an expert on herbal treatments, to provide an in-depth look at herbal medicine treatments.