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Now the adults will have a chance! After running several sucessful and popular art courses for children Vicki Ostersen is returning to the Physic Garden to encourage adults to develop their drawing skills.See events page for details.

Healing garden
The Petersfield Physic Garden features in the May/June edition of the free magazine Life in Petersfield under the heading Healing Garden (page 17). The article gives an interesting illustrated introduction to the Garden and tells the tales of some of the volunteer gardeners. A copy of Life in Petersfield is available in the Garden Office.

Hampshire Country Gardener. The June Issue of this free magazine is now available at the Physic Garden. A copy may be obtained from the rack outside in the archway or from the office.

Petersfield Physic Garden is a private garden which is open to the public without charge, providing a green oasis in the centre of town. It is a garden created in a 17th Century style with distinct parts laid out for different purposes.

Physic gardens owe their name to the plants grown in them which were considered to contain medicinal properties. Generally the beds were of a defined geometric shape and laid out in a formal pattern. In addition to these formal herb beds, planted with such things as Woad (Isatis tinctoria), Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris) and Horehound (Marrubium vulgare), there is a topiary walk, a knot garden, an informal orchard with wild flowers and a rose arch. The 17th Century was also a time when many plants were introduced from the New World and there are borders planted with shrubs, roses and herbaceous plants which would have been familiar at that period.

A full colour brochure with a map, short history and details of the garden is available from the warden's office.

Photographs by Brian Robinson
Hampshire Country Gardener
The Physic Garden is a stockist of Hampshire Country Gardener. This is a free magazine which is now printed in Somerset and covers five areas Devon, Dorset, Somerset, The Cotswolds and Hampshire. Colourful editions are published ten times a year following the full gardening season from early spring to late autumn.The magazine which aims to give quality information about gardening and garden events in and around the area it covers is an essential read for enthusiastic gardeners.
The April edition is now available packed with a wealth of invaluable articles and detais of flower shows.Lots of interest and you are welcome to take a copy from the Garden office or the rack outside in the archway.
The Garden has received the Jenny Turner Prize 2015 for Outstanding Achievement at the October presentation of Petersfield in Bloom.

The Physic Garden has also been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor 2018. This award is based on ratings recorded by visitors to the garden and can only be earned through consistently great reviews. These can be read by clicking on the widget below.
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