Medieval Physic Gardens
Landscape Outlook, Winter 2012, Issue 50
5 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2012 Last revised: 23 Jul 2012
Date Written: March 1, 2012
The author explains the real meaning of the term 'physic garden' and the various functions such gardens have always performed including introduction and dissemination of of exotic useful and decorative plants, development of plant taxonomies, production of herbal medicine, preservation of plant diversity and education. Chelsea Physic Garden in London and the Medieval Physic Garden in Uzés in the South of France, are examined in detail. The sustainable funding models of the two gardens are compared.
Keywords: physic garden, sustainable funding, herbal medicine, plant taxonomy, herbal medicine, Uzés, Chelsea physic garden
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