Phytology Medicinal Field

Phytology Medicinal Field

Phy·tol·o·gy - n. The study of plants; botany.

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve
Middleton St, Bethnal Green E2 9RG

Open Weekly Friday & Saturday, 10am till 5pm
April — September 2014

Phytology brings artists and botanists together to explore the medicinal properties of plants that are common to derelict urban environments. The partnership of artists and botanists will seek to create a fresh language in which to challenge perceptions of the value of un-manicured growth, revealing practical biomedical usefulness, and suggesting a wider eco-connectivity.

Over the past twelve months the Phytology team have established a medicinal field in the heart of Bethnal Green, East London. The field has been sown with thirty-two varieties of plants common to the streets of London and urban ecosystems across the country. The medicinal field has been carefully established in pollution free soil to ensure the plants are safe and suitable for use. Visitors are invited to freely harvest from the medicinal field with the support and guidance of the Phytology team.

Admission is free. The site is open for public use each Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. A series of talks, walks and events will be held there this summer. Stay tuned or check the website for more information. Volunteers are welcome; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.