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  1. Garden blogs

    To a Snowdrop

    While volunteering at the Library this week I came across Wordsworth’s To A Snowdrop, a poem that so memorably evokes the changing of the seasons.

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    The legend of the Lady of the Lake demystified

    As a result of my recent work on the Physicians of Myddfai, I have become curious about the significance of legends involving fairies and the role they occupy in the ancient culture of Wales.

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    The Physicians of Myddfai revisited

    I have been using the Garden’s library to get a clearer picture of the work of the apothecary and have been pleased to rediscover the story of the Physicians of Myddfai

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    Gardens, history and culture: insight from the Library’s collection

    I was delighted to discover, in my first week of volunteering at the library, a collection of papers by Gareth Evans: a writer on plants, gardens, garden history and a former volunteer at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. From the beginning, the Garden has had an interest in the use of plants in medicine […]

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