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)
Buzz 4 Wool and Crafts, Oxford Street
Bridge House Arts, Oxford Street
Nettle paper and paintings
Whitstable Nutrition Centre, High Street
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
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