Global Medicine Garden 2021

2021 has been an exciting year in the medicinal garden. Many new plants have been added and some of the early plantings have thrived beyond our expectations. Finally in October we had the official opening (see pictures and link to video below) 

Our volunteer gardening team have enjoyed sociable and productive days as the hard physical work on site has proceeded through the year. 

So far, around 80 species (some 200 plants), all with herbal associations, from around the globe have been planted and are being accessioned. Throughout the project we have benefitted from co-operation and support from council and gardening staff.

Global medicine garden, Belfast Botanic Gardens
The garden in summer 2021

As soon as the Covid restrictions allowed we were back to the garden.

This was a big planting day:with Hidcote lavender, valerian, Christmas box, dyer’s greenweed and jasmine all going in.

The opening of the Global Medicine Garden by Lord Mayor of Belfast on 9 September 2021

See report from Belfast City Council here
and a short video by the Mayor on Twitter here 

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

More plants for the garden continue to be sourced and propagated off site.

Global medicine garden in 2019

Global medicine garden in 2022

Global medicine garden in 2023

Plants of the global medicine garden