Take a ramble through Wanstead Flats in this introduction to all things foraging and plant storytelling with community gardener, artist, and writer Maymana Arefin.

After an initial grounding exercise, we’ll take a wander through the flats, collectively learning from and with each other about how to identify plants that we meet along the way and the medicinal purposes, history, and abundance of stories they hold.

This walk will be mainly focused on identifying and learning about plants, rather than taking from the land. But, feel free to bring a jar or cloth bag etc. with you if you want to take some things away!

Exact meeting point for the walk will be emailed to you after you have purchased your tickets.

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Nunnery Gallery

181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ

020 8980 7774


Opening times

Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

  • We will be operating to a controlled capacity in our spaces, to maintain safe visitor numbers.
  • Visitors are encouraged to book a visit through a free online booking system, though walk-in visitors will be welcomed.
  • We will be supporting 2-metre social distancing on-site at all times.
  • It is mandatory for all visitors to wear face coverings inside the exhibition, unless exempt.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and exit to the site.
  • A one-way signposted system is in place throughout the gallery and café.
  • All staff on site will be wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including face coverings and/or visors.
  • Seating and high touch surfaces will be routinely cleaned throughout the day.
  • For more information, please read our full COVID-19 risk assessment for the Nunnery Gallery.

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