A new five-acre medicinal plant garden that is part of a University of Kansas research project has opened to the public.


A new five-acre medicinal plant garden that is part of a University of Kansas research project has opened to the public.
The Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden near Lawrence opened Sunday with the planting of the first row of native species. It is part of a research project into using native plants for food, natural remedies, health care and cosmetics.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the garden is funded by a $5 million grant from Heartland Plant Innovations Inc.
Plans include surrounding the garden’s central research area with a buffer of native grasses, adding an educational show garden, a seating area and a butterfly garden.
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Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com