Crusader Gardens, CR0

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A throwback to the medieval crop that grew here, saffron (Crocus Sativus), which was used for dyeing and medicinal purposes. The association was made before the Norman Conquest of 1066, with the name Crogedene first mentioned in AD809. However cultivation of the plant that gave the area its name stopped for several centuries until it was brought back by the crusaders.

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