Poison Garden

Poison Garden

This garden was created with the purpose of educating visitors about the poisonous plants that can be found both in the wild and in our own gardens. It aims to show both the positive and negative aspects of these plants by looking at their various uses, both traditionally and in modern times.

Although the plants are dangerous there are very few deaths as a direct result of poisoning from plants. They do however cause millions of deaths every year, just not in their natural state. The huge numbers of deaths occur once we start to make products from plants.

These plants also can be of great benefit to us and are often used as the source of modern medicines or other materials that we use in our daily lives.