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Herbal Histories of Wakefield exhibition

An exhibition celebrating local herbal recipes, remedies and food stories handed down through generations.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come and learn more about local cures for ailments and weird and wonderful concoctions and recipes that families swore by.

This nostalgic exhibition presents a range of oral histories which unite a community through memories of Pobs, nettles and cod liver oil (to name just a few) and a selection of the best recipes we have collected from speaking with community groups.

Take some time listen and absorb the stories and add your own memories to the pot. What foods made you feel well as a child? What foods made you feel loved and safe?

As part of the exhibition we have invited local artist, Shazia Ashraf, to create artworks that celebrate the herbal history of Wakefield.

This project was supported by Wakefield Council with a Culture Grant as part of Our Year – Wakefield District.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


All welcome

Meeting point

This exhibition will be in the Orangery which is accessible through the rose garden.


The Orangery is wheelchair accessible

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