Writer, broadcaster and houseplant obsessive James Wong encourages us to face our fear of killing plants and reap the incredible benefits of indoor gardening. There's never been a better time to think outside the (plant) pot, curating miniature worlds at home and getting creative with alternative planting spaces such as terrariums.
Head of RHS Libraries Fiona Davison explores the history of plant medicine prior to next week's launch of the Healing Garden online exbitition. Erin Lovell Verinder, author of Plants for the People: A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine shares some of the herbal remedies that might just be lurking in our own garden weeds. Plus therapeutic gardener Ozichi Brewster outlines her pioneering social prescribing project at RHS Garden Bridgewater near Manchester.
Useful links: ►Gardening for health and wellbeing ►How to pick the right houseplant for you ►Healing Garden online exhibition (currently only available to RHS members; public access starts in August) ►Join the RHS ►Plants for the People: A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine ►NHS advice on herbal medicines ►RHS Bridgewater – Helping people to better health