The Ethics of Plant Based Medicine

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A hosted by ABC’s Sonya Feldhoff

5:00 – 7:00 pm Tuesday 11 September 2018

As healthcare hurtles into the digital future, the need to reflect and respect the cultural, traditional and botanical provenance of contemporary medicine becomes increasingly important. This symposium brings together a range of voices to celebrate the important connection between humans, medicine and plants.

Panel includes:
Dr Lucy Sutherland Director Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium
Dr Brad Simpson Lecturer, School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, University of South Australia; Research Fellow, NICM Health Research Institute, University Western Sydney; Scientist, The Australian Bioactive Compounds Centre, University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia

Stay tuned for the announcement of additional panel members.

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Join us to launch Medicinal Botanicals

A collaborative arts project connecting people, plants, science and culture

4:00 – 6:00 pm Sunday 17 June 2018
Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Featuring the exhibition launch of Heidi Kenyon’s response to The Collections Project, a collaborative residency and exhibition project between Guildhouse and The Botanic Gardens of South Australia.


Heidi Kenyon has long been intrigued by the Garden of Health at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia as a resource for contemplation and healing. The new body of work she has created as part of The Collections Project is informed by research focusing on the memories and knowledge held within hundreds of thousands of years of plant medicine and extends her current interest into the nature of memory and the memories of nature. The Guildhouse Collections Project with the Botanic Gardens of South Australia provides participating artists with the opportunity to respond to the extensive collections of the Gardens and develop new work for exhibition at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany.