Pharmacy garden explores plant roots of medicine


Pharmacy Garden, seen from Rennebohm Hall. Landscape architect Susan Payne of Ken Saiki Design in Madison designed the garden.

Pharmacy Garden, seen from Rennebohm Hall. Landscape architect Susan Payne of Ken Saiki Design in Madison designed the garden.

The pharmacy garden outside Rennebohm Hall hosts a couple dozen plant species that are traditionally used for depression, anxiety, menopause, fever, gout and rheumatism. The point, says garden initiator Jeanette Roberts, a professor of pharmacy, is to show how the roots of many medicines lie in the plants around us. UW-Madison researchers are working to discover new meds in bacteria and marine life.

Pharmacy Garden at UW-Madison