Botanical Art Exhibition at Chenies Manor An exhibition of original, previously unseen botanical art on the theme of “The healing power of plants and their relationship to medicine and other pharmaceuticals” from the 27 June to 2 July in the tranquil grounds of Chenies Manor What does it involve? As the idyllic Chenies Manor physic garden blossoms into its summer glory, come and view this exhibition at the Pavilion within the Manor's grounds. All artworks will be on sale. Where will my money go? All proceeds raised will go towards creating a healing garden at Harefield Hospital, to provide an escape from the wards into nature. The importance of flowers in aiding recovery was championed by Florence Nightingale in the 19th century. The therapeutic power of nature was described by Dr Oliver Sacks when he was wheeled into the garden lying in his hospital bed: A pure and intense joy, a blessing, to feel the sun on my face and the wind in my hair, to hear birds, to see, touch and fondle the living plants... Some part of me came alive when I was taken into the garden, which had been starved, and died, perhaps without my knowing it How much does it cost? Entry into the exhibition is free. Access to the garden is subject to Chenies Manor's modest entry fee of £6. How do I register? There's no need to register to attend the event. Simply come along. If you would like to submit an artwork for sale, please email Rosie Pope at R.Pope@rbht.nhs.uk as soon as possible. The deadline for entries is 31 May.