I work at Phytology as an on-site medical herbalist. Phytology is an artist & community-led project exploring the use, value and function of wildness within urban ecosystems. This urban physic garden was established in 2014, providing fresh food, medicine and education opportunities for local and surrounding communities.
The garden has been sown with over thirty varieties of plants common to the streets of London and urban ecosystems across the country. Plants include: Yarrow, White Dead-Nettle, Common Mallow, Marsh Mallow, Ribwort Plantain, Dandelion, Red Clover, Feverfew, Chamomile, Cowslip, Comfrey and Common Nettle. Generally regarded as weeds, the plants we grow have been selected for their historic and ongoing use in phytotherapy, traditional and conventional medicine.
Visitors are invited to harvest from the garden with the support and guidance of the Phytology team. The meadow grows in pollution-free soil to ensure our plants are safe from contamination and suitable for daily use.