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Royal College of Physicians' Medicinal Garden

Royal College of Physicians' Medicinal Garden
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)

The Garden

The Medicinal Garden contains more than 1,000 different plants connected to the history and practice of medicine worldwide. They are arranged according to their geographical origin around the modernist headquarters of the 500-year-old Royal College of Physicians. All plants are labelled and some have colour-coded texts highlighting links to doctors in medicine, pharmaceuticals and Shakespeare's poetry. Notable collections include Citrus, Cycads, South African flora and an area dedicated to plants used by 17th century physicians. The garden aims to give delight and generate interest, displaying beautiful plants from around the world while offering insights into their qualities and uses.

Head Gardener: Jane Knowles

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Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Learn how plants were used as medicines over the past five millennia to the present on free conducted tours by Garden Fellows (physicians from different fields of medicine) throughout the day.
Tea and light refreshments. Toilets.
Free Wi-Fi. Free trail leaflets, plant lists and some books for sale. Information on all the plants can be found at http://garden.rcplondon.ac.uk/
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Main garden at end of St Andrews Place. Access from Outer Circle, NOT Albany St or Peto Place
Nearest postcode: NW1 4LE
Buses
18, 27, 30, 88, 205, 453, C2
Stations
Regent's Park, Great Portland Street
Cycle hire station
Longford Street (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Car Parking
No parking on site.
Access
Part of the garden has no path, just sloping lawn. Mostly brick paths. . Lifts inside the building
Dogs
Dogs on leads

Getting here

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