Physic Garden walk
11:00am to 12:00pm
Introducing our new Physic Garden. The link between plants and medicine is ancient. All human civilisations have their keepers of medicinal herb lore – be they shamans, herb or hedge witches, wise women or apothecaries. Modern botanic gardens themselves have their origin in the physic gardens of the early Middle Ages or medieval period. Many such gardens were located in monasteries, where monks explored the real and imagined pharmaceutical properties of plants.
In homage to the healing properties of plants, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha has created our own physic garden. You are welcome to visit and learn about the plants that cure, soothe and heal. Some have only historic value, but others have recognised medicinal properties. During the September school holidays, take a guided walk around the physic garden, attend one of our herbal remedy workshops, ask a question at the pop-up question centre or just wander through on your own.
Have you ever thought about how people treated everyday health problems before modern medicine? They turned to nature: plants were used as a cure for everything from acne to liver disorders, treating depression to healing open wounds. A ‘physic garden’ was a natural pharmacy - a garden full of medicinal herbs used to cure a range of illnesses and complaints. Take a walk with us around our newly opened physic garden: learn about medicinal plants and how to care for them. Please wear a hat and covered shoes. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre.
Bookings required. For more information and to book call 07 3403 2535.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong