Seeding in the City: Phytology, the making of a medicinal meadow

17 May 2014

Event times

2:30pm - 5:45pm

Cost of entry


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • By Bus: 1, 35, 40, 45, 63, 68, 100, 133, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 196, 333, 343, 363, 468, P5
  • By Tube: Northern Line (Elephant & Castle), Bakerloo Line (Lambeth North, Elephant & Castle)
  • By Rail: Waterloo Station, Elephant & Castle

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2.30 ' 3.45pm Michael Smythe (Director, Nomad), Peter Giovannini (ethnobotanist Kew) and Talya Baldwin (illustrator) introduce and take visitors on a tour of the Phytology Project at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, where artists and botanists have sown 32 species of common plants to explore the useful properties of wild plants and weeds common to urban environments.

4pm ' 4.45pm
Monique Simmonds (sustainable plants specialist, Kew) discusses the health-giving properties of plant species in a local and international context and with reference to Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.

5pm ' 5.45pm
Herbalist Melissa Ronaldson demonstrates the medicinal application of a range of local plant species.

Day ticket £7, book:

Phytology Site
Bethnal Green Nature Reserve
Middleton Street, Bethnal Green
London E2 9RG

This event is part of Human-Nature: art, horticulture & choreography across the growing season, a new year-long series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and performances produced by Siobhan Davies Dance exploring the dynamics of the relationship between people and plants.


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