Medieval Garden


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The Barony of Ynys Fawr has its own Medieval Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.  The Medieval Garden is part of the Community Garden at the RTBG.  The plants within the Medieval Garden are plants used in medieval times whether it be for food, as medicine, or for the dyeing of cloth, paper or other items, to give just a few examples.

Lord Anselm da Calabria and Lady Wenefrith Everett de Calabria are the Barony’s Keepers of the Medieval Garden.

Medieval Garden 2015 Feb (Barony of Ynys Fawr)
This is the first planting of the Medieval Garden plot (2 Dec 2014). The front row has Salad Burnet then Mirabilis (Marvel of Peru) then Calendula (Marigold) then Blue Borage on the right and White Borage on the left and lastly at the back (against the brick wall) is White Mustard. For further details see the Plants and Info and Photo Album sections which are updated from time to time. Photo Copyright © N and W Calabria Feb 2015.


The Medieval Garden started off as one plot (2 Dec 2014) now designated as Plot #1. On Thur 11 Jun 2015 two more plots were added to the Medieval Garden. One already has Silverbeat and Chives planted and growing in it (designated as Plot #2) while the other is fallow and known to be an area subject to being waterlogged at times (designated Plot #3). We welcome the addition of the two extra plots and the challenge of getting plants to grow and thrive in the waterlogged environment.