Chinese Medicinal Plant Trail
24 May 2014 to 7 September 2014
The Traditional Chinese Medicinal Plant Trail focuses on a handful of the 11,000 plant species that have formed part of the traditional Chinese ‘medicine chest’ for over 2,000 years.
Included with entry to the Gardens
The balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) (Photo: Christine Leon)
Medicinal Plants at Kew
Seek out healing plants used for centuries by millions of people. Find out which plants are making their way into western medicines, and Kew scientists’ role in conserving and authenticating them.
We’ve highlighted 10 plants used in traditional Chinese medicine – look out for bright red banners in the Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Duke’s Garden and Order Beds and see how many you can find.