We left you standing in the world of Harry Potter, specifically in Hogwarts’ Great Hall, with the starry sky above you and flameless candles bobbing above your head. Turning away from the array of potions bottles, we’ll head through the halls to Herbology and to the perfects’ bathroom to see Moaning Myrtle.
Turning back through the entrance, a wizarding robe and a witch’s hat hangs next to some Transfiguration chalkboards explaining how to transform a snail into a teapot.
Around the corner, towering portraits look down on you.
On the full length mirror someone has scrawled the warning, ‘The chamber of secrets has been opened… Enemies of the heir, beware…”
Don’t open that door! A troll has been spotted in the dungeon!
Seems we’ve reached Herbology!
Professor Sprout has left some dragon dung compost (an excellent variety is this organic Chinese Fireball) and the textbook 1000 Magical Herbs & Fungi to get you started with the mandrake.
But don’t forget to pop on those red fluffy earmuffs, the sound of a young mandrake won’t kill you, but it’ll knock you out for several hours!
If there’s anything else you need, just dive into the Herbology cabinet.
There’s the usual pots, burlap and gloves,
Flesh eating slug repellent (careful with that!)
And seeds of devil’s snare, fanged geranium, gillyweed, mimbulus mimbletonia and mandrake.
In a greenhouse, shelves of plants are stored (be careful! You never know which ones are poisonous!)
But, wait, what’s that sound? Oh, it’s Moaning Myrtle in the prefects’ bathroom (which is why a mermaid poses in the stainglass window), and it seems Myrtle’s in quite a chatty mood!
But sorry Myrtle, can’t stay too long. Since we should head back into the Great Hall and let the party begin…
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