Award-winning garden takes root at University

 

A herb garden specially designed for the Royal Horticultural Society’s 2007 Tatton Park Flower show will take up permanent residence at the University of Lincoln from 26 April.

 

The ‘Living Medicine’ garden, which was also featured on the BBC’s Gardener’s World programme, will be replanted at the University’s Complementary Medicine Clinic and will be used by students on the Herbal Medicine degree programme.

 

Anne Parkin, manager of the Complementary Medicine Clinic, said: “Having the garden here will give students access to fresh herbs at the Clinic. Being able to witness a plant growing through the seasons helps with the identification of the herb and the understanding of the qualities of each plant, which will be used in various forms as medicine.”

 

The garden was designed by Jules Miller, a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and won a Bronze Flora award at the Tatton Park show. Jules will be at the University planting up the garden, which covers approximately 24 square metres, from 10am on 26 April.

 

As well as providing an on-site source of herbs, the garden has a seating area which can be used by anyone visiting the Complementary Medicine Clinic. The Clinic is open to the public and offers herbal medicine treatments and acupuncture. For more information about the services on offer call 01522 886113.