IncrEdible Tea Party installation for the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. Summer/Autumn 2013

The Healing Giant was a display of plants which had healing properties and interesting stories to tell.  Each plant was positioned within a huge body shape according to where it has medicinal use.  We told these stories on beautiful and interactive objects.

For example the heart is planted with Salix Alba, willow.

The beds in the giant's legs were full of bone-healing comfrey, otherwise known as knit-bone. The Madagascan periwinkle is a beautiful flowering plant but it also has incredible healing powers. It's used in medicine which helps in the treatment of child leukaemia.

The head was full of plants renowned for their calming qualities, some of which are being researched by the scientists at Kew, for use with Alzheimers patients.

 

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