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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 of Kew Road and Lichfield Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located next to Kew Palace in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England TW9 3JR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers.
Kew Palace image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
2. Kew Palace
At least 8 other markers are within 10 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); Elfin Oak (approx. 7.9 kilometers away); Victoria R (approx. 7.9 kilometers away); Bomb Damage (approx. 8.6 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
 
 
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 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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