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Garden of Medicinal Plants, Royal College of Physicians

London

One of several individual and distinctive gardens opening in NW1. Here are 1,100 different plants used in medicines around the world and throughout history: plants named after physicians; plants which make modern medicines and plants used by herbalists. Unique beds with the plants used medicinally in the College's Pharmacopoeia of 1618.
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    The Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians has been described as ‘the most interesting garden in London’. With 1,100 plants that have been used as medicines in the past 3,000 years up to the present day (or named after physicians), it is set out to be both beautiful and educational. Open in 2019 on Saturday 18 May, there will be guided tours telling the stories of plants that are used to make anti-cancer drugs and treatments for many other illnesses; of plants that cause epidemic diseases and others that relieve pain and suffering. The plants (through your guides) tell the stories of modern day medicines and their discovery; of the Doctrine of Signatures and the humoural system of medicine of the ancient Greeks; of herbal medicine, analgesics, hallucinogens and narcotics; and the uses of the plants from the College’s Pharmacopoeia of 1618. It is an astonishing place - arguably the largest specialist medicinal garden in Europe.

    Horticultural advice by the College's specialist gardeners may be had at the most interesting College in London. Information on all the plants in the garden may be accessed on your mobile devices via https://garden.rcplondon.ac.uk

    Opposite the south-east corner of Regent’s Park and of easy access from Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street tube stations.

Features and Attractions

Guided tours by physicians explaining the uses of the plants, their histories and stories about them. Books about the plants in the medicinal garden will be on sale.

Garden of Medicinal Plants, Royal College of Physicians- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

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Royal College of Physicians of London
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Garden of Medicinal Plants, Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
Regents Park
London
London
NW1 4LE

Accessibility information

The entry to the garden is at far end of St Andrews Place. Wheelchair ramps at steps. Wheelchair lift for lavatories. No parking on site.

More about Garden of Medicinal Plants, Royal College of Physicians

The Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians has been described as ‘the most interesting garden in London’. With 1,100 plants that have been used as medicines in the past 3,000 years up to the present day (or named after physicians), it is set out to be both beautiful and educational. Open in 2019 on Saturday 18 May, there will be guided tours telling the stories of plants that are used to make anti-cancer drugs and treatments for many other illnesses; of plants that cause epidemic diseases and others that relieve pain and suffering. The plants (through your guides) tell the stories of modern day medicines and their discovery; of the Doctrine of Signatures and the humoural system of medicine of the ancient Greeks; of herbal medicine, analgesics, hallucinogens and narcotics; and the uses of the plants from the College’s Pharmacopoeia of 1618. It is an astonishing place - arguably the largest specialist medicinal garden in Europe.

Horticultural advice by the College's specialist gardeners may be had at the most interesting College in London. Information on all the plants in the garden may be accessed on your mobile devices via https://garden.rcplondon.ac.uk

Opposite the south-east corner of Regent’s Park and of easy access from Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street tube stations.

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