Urban Physic Garden
During the summer of 2011, the site at 110 Union Street was transformed again by nearly 200 volunteers, who with Wayward Plants transformed a vacant development site into a pop-up garden inspired by the hospital and pharmacy, with a focus on medicinal plants and herbs that heal. The first iteration of the garden was open in the Summer of 2011.
Over the summer months the garden was host to a wide range of activities, workshops and events which highlighted the importance of plants to the medicine. At the end of the summerthousands of plants were distributed to community spaces in the local area.
Following the dismantling of the Urban Physic Garden, part of it was exhibited in the Forgotten Spaces exhibition at Somerset House. This smaller exhibit has since toured Asia with the British Council, highlighting the role and value that temporary and creative projects like the Urban Physic Garden can play in our urban environments.