Be Nice to Nettles Day

Saturday 28 May

Celebrate the common nettle as part of national Be Nice to Nettles Week and discover there’s more to nettles than just their sting!

Whitstable Museum, Oxford Street

Morning: Displays about the many uses of nettles, and hands-on activities.

Free, drop-in event for all ages(10.00–13.00)


13.45 – Grasping the Nettle: an Introduction

14.30 – Knitting With Nettles

15.15 – Nettle Folklore and Uses

Call 01227 276 998 to book the talks.

Adults £2.50, Museum Friends £2, accompanied children free.


And follow the Whitstable nettle trail, all day (unless specified):

Herbaceous, Oxford Street

Nettle tonics, tinctures and teas

Farmers’ market St Mary’s Hall, Oxford Street (10.00–14.00)

Nettle products

Buzz 4 Wool and Crafts, Oxford Street


Bridge House Arts, Oxford Street                   

Nettle paper and paintings

Whitstable Nutrition Centre, High Street

Medicinal nettle

Olivia’s Café, High Street

Nettle soup and tea

Jane at Graham Greener, Harbour Street

Display of the nettle family

Harbour Books, Harbour Street

Books on nettles in folklore, cooking and textiles

The Cheese Box, Harbour Street

Yarg cheese

Stream Walk Community Allotment, Stream Walk

Nettles and biodiversity

The Wine Room, Tankerton

Nettle wine and beer

A partnership between Whitstable Museum & Gallery and the Natural History Museum, London


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