Northumbria Region U3A

21st Century Northumbria Herbal

This page is awaiting information in order to be updated
The 21st Northumbria Herbal Project has been in existence for a year now and it is time to take stock and make plans for 2019.


Please have a look at the other information on the following sub-pages:

Herbal Walks and Misc Herbal


Herbal Newsletters 2018

October NewsletterJune Newsletter April Newsletter Gardens to Visit

October Newsletter

This issue of our newsletter includes articles, write ups and photos of workshops (past and future), walks, gardens created and gardens visited and the history of 2 famous botanists and a world famous condiment.

There is a short article about a "Hapa-zome and Plant Dyeing" workshop. The full report can be found on the Misc Herbal page.

The following is a very small extract from just one of the articles:

Durham Mustard

In Durham, the monks are said to have been grinding their own mustard seeds since the early 15th century. And then came Mrs Clements …..

In 1720, a Mrs Clements of Durham ground mustard seeds like flour which removed the husks and produced a strong-flavoured mustard. It is thought that Mrs Clements business was in Fleshergate, now the site of Vennels Cafe Durham.

After her ‘Durham Mustard’ became popular with King George I (reigned 1714-1727), it’s fame spread throughout the country. According to an old saying from the 18th century, Durham City was famed for seven things - wood, water and pleasant walks, law, gospel, old maids and mustard.


LATEST NEWS ******* DURHAM EXHIBITION ( now cancelled) ******** APRIL 2019

For more information contact:
Carol Burnett
Project Lead