Wyrtig

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OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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Ground plan of the restored cell at Mount Grace Priory

Ground plan of the restored cell at Mount Grace Priory

 

The medieval garden at Mount Grace Priory

Carthusian gardeners at Mt. Grace

Plants grown at Mt. Grace

A Carthusian elixir
 

Church and Monastery Gardens

Canterbury Cathedral, 1165 CE

The Plan of St Gall,  c. 820 CE
 

Walafrid Strabo's Hortulus

 

Medieval garden
re-creations

 

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