Eventispress author Margaret Roberts is giving a
on The Original Warden Pear
on 19th March, 2018
between 11:00 am and 12.00 pm
The talk is free but the centre asks for donations if possible.
Here is the Forest of Marston Vale website
“Having enjoyed widespread popularity until the late 17th century, the warden pear gradually faded into obscurity. The Original Warden Pear uncovers its story, bringing together evidence from monks, horticulturalists, physicians and bookkeepers. Poets, songwriters and playwrights captured the spirit of the pear from the late 14th century onwards, while 21st century DNA testing has sought to discover whether anything of the old warden pears has survived.”