Scottish Plant Lore with Greg Kenicer

Saturday 5th October – 10am – Library Upstairs

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Who would have guessed a humble cabbage was used to treat scurvy or that the taxonomic name for the thistle – Scotland’s iconic emblem – means something like ‘donkey’s fart’? Greg Kenicer, botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and author of the beautifully presented Scottish Plant Lore: An Illustrated Guide reveals much more about our ancient and modern Scottish flora.

Chair: George Anderson

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

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