I’ve had the pleasure of working with the University of California Botanical Gardens at Berkeley as a consultant on their Chinese Medicine herb garden. I helped by identifying the medicinal action of each herb and listing symptoms that might call for the use of a specific herb.
Now after much preparation, the beautiful and labeled garden is ready for you to stroll through and enjoy. It’s an ideal site to take in nature in the North Berkeley hills. Medicinal herb gardens are common at medical colleges in China, but this collection is the only medicinal garden arranged by function group in the U.S. This collection features over 100 herbs that are part of the Chinese herbal Pharmaecopia and many of these herbs are the ones you’ll find in your weekly herbal formulas! This is a unique opportunity to learn more about Chinese Medicine and encounter herbs while they are in their whole plant form, growing and alive.
You can print out this brochure and take a self-guided tour.
I hope to see you in the garden or in my clinic soon!