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Plants from the past

6 Aug 18

Historic herbs and plants used in medieval medicines and recipes are still springing up at DZG today.

The poisonous deadly nightshade plant, or belladonna, which grows behind walls of the 11 th century Dudley Castle in areas not accessible to the public, had an eye-opening use for medieval women. And the Duke of Argyll’s tea plant, pictured, can be seen sprouting from the side of the Victorian cottage which was home to head gardener Harry Hatch …


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