Updated: Jan 6
After a competitive review process, Georgia Humanities has awarded a grant to the Carter-Coile Country Doctors Museum for the purposes of constructing a Botanical Medicine Garden adjacent to the museum building.
Historically, rural doctors often relied on natural ingredients for treating illness. While many modern medicines utilize artificial variants of these natural elements, the historic connection between medicine and botany often goes overlooked. By installing a botanical medicine garden featuring native, historically appropriate plant species, the County Doctors Museum looks to increase its exhibit scope to include the cultivation of the same herbs that doctors such as Warren Carter and Frank Coile would have used.
Construction of the garden hardscaping is expected to begin in late summer or early fall 2022, with planting slated for shortly thereafter.
This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through appropriations made by the Georgia General Assembly.