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Christmas Fair at Chelsea Physic Garden

Posted by Stephanie Caley on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Events 
It's that time of year again, and The Chelsea Physic Garden in London are getting the marquee ready for their wonderful annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th November 2014. The fair runs from 10am-4pm. The stalls sell a variety of products on their 80 stalls, ranging from garden objects to jewellery; clothing, chocolate, and plants included!  Tickets are £5 per adult (under 16s free. Please see full details on the link below).  Proceeds from the Christmas Fair contribute to pr...
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Kew, Royal Botanic Garden, London

Posted by Stephanie Caley on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Places to Visit 
Kew, the world famous Royal Botanic Garden, houses an impressive 30,000 plants in it's 300 acres. Here, you will be able to view botanical drawings, galleries, beautiful greenhouses, and walk amongst the treetops, on their canopy walkway! There are ponds, lakes & cafés; and there's a fantastic Herbarium that is home to specimens of 7 million plants!

Kew is sponsored by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and is a centre of research. One project currently being worked on is "E...
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Medicinal Herb Project

Posted by Stephanie Caley on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, In : Events 
In Peckham, south-east London, there is a lovely little herb garden at the back of a Baptist church.  It has been run by Christina Borgenstierna, who has been developing the garden, adding in a great variety of medicinal herbs, for the space available, and who has organised many herb talks, relating to different systems of the body.  I led a talk recently on the Cardiovascular System, Heart Health & Herbal Medicine.  They have arranged for different medical herbalists to come in to give prese...

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