2015 Theme: Myth, Magic and Medicine
Myth, Magic and Medicine of Plants
The relationship between people and plants is the topic of this year’s new interpretive theme at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Visit us this season to see and learn about the many cultural uses of plants, from the medical to the mystical. Explore the rich traditions, folklore, and mythology surrounding plants in New England’s past and present day. Through exhibits, themed gardens, hands-on workshops and more, experience for yourself the myth, magic and medicine of plants!
Discover the fanciful past of plants through exciting new programs inspired by this season’s theme. From aphrodisiacs to nose-gays, herbal tinctures and salves to botanical herbal drawings, our calendar is packed with whimsical and instructive classes that will bring this fabled history between people and plants into our daily lives.
Look for this icon on the bottom left corner of exhibit, event and class images in our offerings this year, as it identify’s programs and events inspired specifically by Myth, Magic and Medicine.