At the “Maison du parc” in Morvan is a herbarium; a botanical garden with a difference. Based on a traditional medieval plan of beds divided with box hedges, it replicates the sort of garden usually attached to a monastery.

Here are found more than two hundred local plants, many of which were used medicinally, such as the white flowered “reine des près”, (“Queen of the fields”), or meadowsweet, from which at the start of the 19th century salicylic acid - better known as aspirin - was derived.


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