*The opening of this exhibition has been postponed due to COVID-19*


Throughout history humans have used plants to cure illnesses. 350 years ago two Edinburgh doctors, Robert Sibbald and Andrew Balfour, started a garden to grow medicinal plants and this small plot has grown into Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. 11 years later in 1681, Sibbald and Balfour went on to found the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

We are celebrating the two institutions' shared history with this exhibition that explores how pictures have been used over the centuries to accurately identify the plants that many of our vital medicines come from.



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