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Kew Gardens 'Intoxication Season' Invites You To Explore Mind-Altering Drugs

28/09/2014 14:12 BST | Updated 28/09/2014 14:59 BST
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Kew Gardens is hosting an 'Intoxication Season' where visitors are urged to explore the world of mind-altering plants and fungi ad sample 'unusual plants'.

The Royal Botanic Gardens will host a number of activities, workshops, tours and talks to highlight just how powerful plant substances can be.

Each week will feature a different chemical including alcohol,cannabis, coffee and magic mushrooms.

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Bompas and Parr will also be hosting a 'Plant Connoisseurs’ Club', looking at "unfamiliar, yet culturally significant plants" which guests will be invited to try.

Guest speakers will include Professor David Nutt, the former government drug advisor who was dismissed in 2009 over his liberal comments on drugs.

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The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

The endeavour is similar to a permanent display at Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland. Their Poison Garden is specially licensed by the government to grow a variety of poisonous and intoxicating plants.

'Intoxication Season' is on now and will run until the 12 October. Tickets can be bough here.