The site of the Westminster Physic Garden


  • F. Horsman



Morgan; How(e); Morison; Phytologia; Pinax; Abbey


There has been a considerable amount of speculation about the site of the Westminster Physic Garden (WPG) over the years. The actual site is here defined as the area bound by Great College Street (Dead Wall) to the north, Bowling Alley to the west, Wood Street to the south and Mill Bank to the east. The background to the setting up of the WPG is discussed in the context of How(e)'s Phytologia Britannica, 1650, and Merrett's Pinax, 1666, and the end of the English Civil war.


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