Meet the Medlar

PUBLIC TALK
  • Queen Margaret College Auditorium, 53 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
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Learn all about this ancient fruit at an evening hosted by Katherine Mansfield House & Garden. British orchardist Jane Steward will beam in from Norfolk, England, to unlock the mysteries of the medlar and discuss her 2023 book Medlar: Growing and Cooking, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2024. Those attending in-person will have the opportunity to enjoy Katherine Mansfield House & Garden’s own medlar jelly with cheese and crackers and sparkling cordial.

Jane Steward is the founder and owner of Eastgate Larder and a committed medlar enthusiast. She received her first medlar tree as a wedding present and is now dedicated to reviving this overlooked and forgotten fruit. An artisan producer of medlar jelly, chutney and gin, Jane looks after the 115 trees which she planted in rural Norfolk to create the Eastgate medlar orchard, now a Plant Heritage National Collection. You can see photos on Eastgate Larder's Facebook and Instagram pages.

Jane’s talk will be delivered via Zoom, so can be attended by anyone around the world. We invite Wellingtonians to join us at Queen Margaret College to enjoy the talk on a big screen and taste medlar jelly for themselves with an opportunity to buy jars of the medlar jelly made from fruit from the medlar tree at Katherine Mansfield House & Garden.

Join us for the in-person event from 6pm, the talk will begin at 6.30pm NZ time. For those attending the online talk, please check the start time in your own time zone (this time zone converter may be helpful).

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Tickets

Ticket typePriceQuantity

General Admission

$10.00 NZD

To attend the in-person event from 6pm

$10.00 NZD

Friends of KMHG

FREE

To attend the in-person event from 6pm

FREE

Online Only

FREE

To attend via Zoom, talk begins 6.30pm NZ time

FREE

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