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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Queen’s Garden

 
 
The Queen’s Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
1. The Queen’s Garden Marker
Inscription.  
The Queen’s Garden

During the 17th century plants were grown for culinary and medicinal purposes rather than their beauty. They were used in cooking to mask the flavour of tainted meat and strewn either fresh or dry in houses to sweeten the atmosphere in an age when hygiene and cleanliness were not considered important. Flowers were made into nosegays and carried in city streets to disguise unpleasant aromas and ward off the plague. Some plants were credited with supernatural powers and considered more effective when gathered at certain times (a particular phase of the moon) or places (a graveyard). These uses of 300 years ago may amuse us today but old herbal remedies may still be effective and culinary herbs are gaining in popularity. Potpourri is a modern counterpart to the strewing herbs and nosegays are still carried by judges in procession at the beginning of the judicial year.
 
Location. 51° 29.023′ N, 0° 17.711′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection
Kew Palace image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
2. Kew Palace
of Kew Road and Lichfield Road, on the left when traveling north. Located next to Kew Palace in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England TW9 3JR, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Guardian Lions (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Kew Guild War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Temple of Bellona (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); King William’s Temple (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Barbara Everest (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Orangery Project (approx. 7.9 kilometers away); Elfin Oak (approx. 7.9 kilometers away); Victoria R (approx. 7.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kew Palace. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Kew Palace on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
4. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
The Queen’s Garden in the rear of Kew Palace image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
3. The Queen’s Garden in the rear of Kew Palace
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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