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.