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Smell & Touch Safari

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Smell & Touch Safari at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park

Part of London's 2019 Urban Tree Festival.

Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking, will lead a 90 minute walkshop.

Participants will explore areas of urban nature and green spaces through their senses of smell and touch

We may not have the expertise of cats or dogs in tracking down prey or making us aware of hungry predators, but our noses are on 'alert' all the time.

On this delightful walkshop you can learn how to discern and capture the scents and smells (fragrant and noxious odours too), at the same time as discovering secret haunts and the little known history of smell. Brush your hands across a lavender bush, or squeeze a leaf of eucalyptus and yet more smells are broken free.

This is a practical hands on walkshop in which you can discover how to tell the age and health of a tree through only using your nose and fingers!

Trees offer so much in terms of touch. We will encourage participants to trace leaves, rub trunks, and stroke branches - not the thorny ones however!


Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
Lambeth Road, London, SE1 4EQ
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