Society Lecture (ZOOM) – Exploring Traditional Wildflower Names – Twigs Way

January 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Zoom Meeting Room
David Smith

Exploring Traditional Wildflower Names

Twigs Way, the renouned Garden Historian, will talk to us about her lifelong love of gardens and her research into understanding the origins of some of wildflowers. Do you know your Keck from your Cow Mumble or your Pilewort from your Pigs Pettitoes? Who was Ragged Robin, what did Saxons use for their ale, and why did foxes steal the Fairy Gloves? This talk on traditional wildflower names will reveal their origins and meanings and discuss why they were often spurned by the amateur botanists and antiquarians in the late 18th and 19th Centuries. 

Details of the Zoom link will be circulated to members a few days before the talk.

Non membes are welcome to attend, please email David Smith at to register and request the Zoom link.