The BMA Mind Garden

The British Medical Association and BMJ invites Knowledge Quarter partners to ‘The BMA Mind Garden’ at BMA House, Tavistock Square, London.

In support of the Chelsea Fringe Festival and the London Open Garden Squares Weekend a series of special lectures and activities based around the unique medical garden at BMA House will be held on the actual site of Charles Dickens’ original house.

The aim is to present a platform for new thinking and collaboration on the important role that gardens can play in delivering fresh and innovative approaches to mental health, patient care, healthcare delivery and promotion. This project will present ideas to foster new and alternative thinking around free and sustainable use of the natural environment to help forge better health outcomes for individuals and communities.

A group of exceptional speakers, healthcare professionals, students and historians from across healthcare, science, education, and London-based community projects have been brought together to specifically explore the value of plants and gardens for our mental health and wellbeing.




Thursday 26 May 4pm – 6:30pm

Gardening and plant medicines for mental and social health

Thursday 9 June 4pm – 6:30pm

Green prescribing: promoting health through gardens and lifestyle

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Complimentary admission; limited places; booking essential

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Saturday 18 June 10am – 5pm

Special events and expert lectures scheduled throughout the day

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