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May 2015

‘Taking a Turn’: mental health history of hospital gardens

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Exchange Square, By Saltpoint Bar, 2 Exchange Square
London, EC2A 2EH United Kingdom
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‘Taking a Turn’ explores the mental health history of hospital gardens from 1800 to contemporary times, using historical archives as well as historical and contemporary patient narratives in a garden installation. The installation is at Exchange Square, the original site of Bedlam – Bethlem Royal hospital - the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital. ‘Taking a Turn’ brings together medicine, history and horticulture in a fresh approach about a little-known medical history. This history has become a seedbed for the contemporary movement…

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