Medicines in May 2013 – A Festival of Plants & Health

Medicines in May 2013 – A Festival of Plants & Health

Plants have been used for thousands of years to treat illnesses.

But how relevant are they to 21st century medicine? The National Botanic Garden of Wales will help you decide.

To do this, we are hosting a series of talks, courses, exhibitions and fun activities throughout May 2013.

All events are FREE with admission.

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Some of the Medicines in May highlights are:

  • ‘Poisons Day’ – discover the historical uses myths and magic association with poisonous plants
  • ‘Meet the Apothecary’ – Professor Terry Turner, creator of the National Botanic Garden’s Apothecaries’ Hall, is on hand to talk about the wonderful Victorian pharmacy collection
  • Honey, I Cured The Kids – the past, present and future uses of honey – Mother Nature’s great healer
  • Pirates, Pepper and Plague – Chance Encounters Theatre will transport you back to what life was like in the Garden in the 17th century
  • The Secret to Growing Great Herbs – with Andy Cook of Rhoshill nursery

Plus a full Key Stage 2 school programme and lifelong learning courses, such as Herbs in the Hedgerow and Herbs for Beginners.

For more details or to request a Medicines in May brochure, email info@gardenofwales.org.uk or call 01558 667149.

3 Responses to “Medicines in May 2013 – A Festival of Plants & Health”

  1. Angela Middleton says:

    Please send a Medicines in May brochure – email or post?

  2. Gillian Emms says:

    Your website does not say what dates the talks are for the Medicines in May?

  3. Bruce says:

    Thanks for asking Gillian.
    Every Wednesday at 1pm in May, we have a 10 minute talk about a medicinal plant. In addition, we have a talk by Natasha De Vere on honey research on Wednesday 22nd May at 2pm, and by Andy Cook on growing herbs on Wednesday 29th May at 2pm. There’s lots of other activities – go our Events page to see the full programme.