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If you would like to learn more about the traditional uses of plants or related topics, you could try some of these useful links.

Flora Celtica at Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh
An international project co-ordinated by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, documenting and promoting the knowledge and sustainable use of native plants in the Celtic countries and regions of Europe.

The Folklore Society
Founded in 1878 and based in London, the society is one of the first organisations devoted to the study of traditional culture, from music and dance to customs and beliefs.

Country Living Magazine
A monthly UK magazine dedicated to houses, gardens, crafts, rural issues, wildlife and travel.

Wildlife Garden
The garden is the Museum's first living exhibition, an urban oasis supporting wildlife as well as scientific studies.

Chelsea Physic Garden
The garden was founded by the Society of Apothecaries in 1673 to promote the study of botany in relation to medicine, then known as the 'physic' or healing arts. As the second oldest botanic garden in England it still fulfils the traditional functions of scientific research and plant conservation.

National Institute of Medical Herbalists
Established in 1864, the National Institute of Medical Herbalists is the UK's leading professional association of practitioners of herbal medicine.

Set up in 1999, Ethnomedica is a group that aims to research the herbal traditions of Britain, to collect and preserve this fast-disappearing aspect of our British heritage and make it freely accessible to all.

Elizabeth Blackwell's Herbal
View Elizabeth Blackwell's beautiful illustrations of medicinal plants in 3D.

For further information on British and Irish plant folklore, see A Dictionary of Plant-lore by Roy Vickery (Oxford University Press, 1995).

Cures featured in this exhibition and on the website should be used only with advice from a qualified medical herbalist.