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The monastery garden and other (medicinal) plant locations around the Kleine Klingental

Wednesday matinée
Foto Gian Casper Bott
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Meeting point: Museum entrance

In the Middle Ages, the Klingental monastery had a large garden that was known for its numerous useful and medicinal plants. Many Basel citizens sought advice from the nuns to alleviate their ailments. The tour begins with an introduction to the history of the convent garden. It then focuses on selected medicinal and incense plants and their ingredients, which make them either medicinal or poisonous. The physician and natural philosopher Paracelsus said: "... it is the dose alone that makes a thing not a poison". The tour then continues along the side of the museum, past quince trees and a speierling - you will also discover some wild medicinal plants there. Finally, you will take a closer look at the plants in the museum's cozy inner courtyard with its old fountain and a large lime tree: There you will get to know the little pioneers that grow wild from the cracks and between the cobblestones.

Guided tour: Barbara Erath, herbalist and cook and Désirée Hess, assistant at Museum Kleines Klingental
Price: CHF 10.- / 5.- for children and young people up to the age of 16

The tour takes place outside in all weathers.
This event is available in

Museum details

Unterer Rheinweg 26
+41 61 267 66 25
Paid entry
Rate for holders of the Museums-PASS-Musées only.
On 05 June 2024

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