Over the next few weeks, the Iris Project is starting a new series called “Garden Tales”. Each day, they are producing a different information sheet detailing a plant, its Latin name, some facts about its use by the Greeks and Romans, the myth explaining how it came into being, and some activities for children. Lockdown is encouraging lots of people to explore nature locally, and the idea of the project is to further encourage this exploration of nature, alongside learning about the engaging stories of the Greeks and Romans concerning the natural world.
Visitors will be able to download the sheets from the Iris Project website here as well as finding them posted online and on the blog.
Download the first tale: The Tale of the Laurel