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Physic Garden Launch

After six months of work by the museum’s dedicated team of garden volunteers, we are almost ready to launch our brand new Physic Garden!

Based on similar Physic Gardens in London, Oxford and Cowbridge, the design of the garden is based around the traditional understanding of the body’s four humours and each bed contains plants which were said to heal a different part of the body. Edward Jenner was a keen gardener and this is the first stage in reintroducing plants that he might have used and grown himself to the historic garden. All of this has only been made possible with the support of public funding from the Arts Council England Museum Resilience Fund and a grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, plus the hard-work and dedication of the museum’s gardening volunteers.

Want to join us for the launch? Visit on Monday 6 June at 2:30pm to see Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall officially open the garden.

You can find our more about the Physic Garden here.