Exhibit Highlights Healing Plants

A new, upcoming event at The New York Botanical Garden will showcase more than 400 species of medicinal plants, making it one of the largest exhibitions of its kind. The exhibit, Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, unveils Saturday, May 18 and delves into the influence medicinal plants have had on history, health, cosmetics and the world’s cultures. Wild Medicine, which aims to teach visitors about the healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical botanicals, will be showcased through September 8 within the 11 galleries of the one-acre Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. A presentation by Dr. Andrew Weil will kick off the exhibit.