Medicinal Garden Tours

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Opened in 1965 and replanted in 2005, the Royal College of Physicians' gardens contains some 1,300 plants, each used in some way as medicine around the world over the past 3,000 years. A tour of the garden will reveal plants used as anesthetics and botanicals that fight leukemia, cancer and intestinal worms, as well as those used in illegal drugs and hallucinogens. Inside, the RCP museum collection is packed with books, manuscripts, portraits, silver and medical artifacts.

 From March to October, the RCP offers tours of the medicinal garden on the first Wednesday of every month at 2pm, led by the garden fellow, Dr Henry Oakeley.

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