The East Fife Members' Centre National Trust for Scotland
The East Fife Members' Centre National Trust for Scotland
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DateTrip
11 May 2019Wildflower Walk from Balmerino Abbey
20 May 2019Outing to Branklyn Garden, Perth and to Scone Palace
03 June 2019Residential Outing to the Gardens of North Wales

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Wildflower Walk from Balmerino Abbey
Saturday 11 May 2019

A guided walk through the woodland near Balmerino Abbey
where the monks used to gather plants used in their herbal medicinesled by Harry Lawson

Join us for a Wildflower Walk starting from outside the Abbey Gate along undulating woodland paths looking for local flowers which should be in bloom by mid-May.

Our expert guide Harry Lawson is a retiredhorticultural scientist who spent many years at the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie. Mr Lawson’smain hobby is wildflowers and he is particularly interested in the history of their use in herbal medicines as practised by the monks of Balmerino to treat ailments.


Please wear suitable clothing and bring a rainjacket. Sturdy shoes are essential given that the paths can be slippery. In the event of very inclement weather, the walk will be cancelled and your payment refunded. Itis therefore essential to provide your phone number on the booking form. If in doubt, please call Barbara
on 01333 310153 or on 07904 648 693 to check.


No transport is provided. Limited car parking is available near the Abbey gate; car sharing is advised.
We regret we will be unable to provide refreshments at this event due to lack of facilities.
Please note that we are limited to 15 participants, so early booking is recommended.
Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Balmerino Abbey.

Please send (by 4 May at the latest) your application and cheque for £10 for EFMC members,
£12 for non-members, made payable to East Fife Members’ Centre, NTS to: -
Barbara Fotheringham, 10 Toll Road, Cellardyke, Anstruther KY10 3BJ tel 01333 310153.

Registration form is on this website.  Please look under Documents