Saturday 5th October – 10am – Library Upstairs
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.