Medieval Physic Gardens

Landscape Outlook, Winter 2012, Issue 50

5 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2012 Last revised: 23 Jul 2012

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Jill Matthews

Korea Research Institute (KRI@UNSW)

Date Written: March 1, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Matthews, Jill, Medieval Physic Gardens (March 1, 2012). Landscape Outlook, Winter 2012, Issue 50. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2043481

Jill Matthews (Contact Author)

Korea Research Institute (KRI@UNSW) ( email )

Korea Research Institute
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.kri.unsw.edu.au/index.htm

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