The Lost Words at Quarry Bank
From Saturday 29 May – Monday 30 August, explore the gardens at Quarry Bank to rediscover nature's disappearing words with a family trail inspired by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris's spellbook, The Lost Words.
Dandelion. Newt. Wren In an ever modernising world, words like these are becoming lost from our day to day conversation.
The Lost Words features words from the natural world that have disappeared from the Oxford Junior Dictionary as children spend less time outdoors. Words like 'broadband' and 'chatroom' have replaced others describing the natural world, like 'bramble' and 'conker'.