Tour of Medicinal Plant Garden, Apothecary Museum, and Medicinal Plant Laboratory

  • Friday, April 29, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Winchester, VA
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What: Tour of Medicinal Plant Garden, Apothecary Museum, and Medicinal Plant Laboratory

Where: Shenandoah University's Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, in the University's Health Professions Building, 1775 North Sector Court, Winchester, VA.

When: Friday, April 29, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00

Cost: Free but registration required

Tour Guide: Wendell Combest, Ph.D.

PVAS Host: Debbie Maiorano

Master Naturalist Re-cert eligible 

Learn more about the fascinating world of medicinal plants by joining PVAS for a special guided tour of the Medicinal Plant Garden, Apothecary Museum and Medicinal Plant Laboratory at Shenandoah University's Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy.

Our tour guide will be Dr. Wendell Combest, who is a professor of Pharmacology at the School and an expert in medicinal plants. Dr. Combest received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Arizona School of Medicine. His research interests are in Complementary/Alternative Medicine with specialties in the safety and efficacy of medicinal plants and the therapeutic benefits of gardens. He is also a certified Master Gardener.

We will meet outside the School, which is located behind the Winchester Medical Center at 1775 North Sector Court, Winchester, VA. 

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Our tour will start in the School's Medicinal Plant Garden, which was established in 1997 and showcases over 200 species of medicinal and culinary plants. Plants from the garden are used in several ongoing faculty and student research projects and for compounding of herbal preparations. On our tour, we'll focus on identifying plants and collecting plant material useful for compounding.

Then we'll visit the School's Apothecary Museum, which recreates a Virginia pharmacy from the late 1800s and early 1900s.  

The tour will conclude in the School's Medicinal Plants Laboratory where we'll have a hands-on experience of compounding some herbal remedies.

If you have any questions please contact Debbie Maiorano at or call 540-535-5145.

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