Next to Tranekær Castle lie the medicine gardens, where you can experience six round gardens, which have the purpose to inform you about the use of plants in today's medicine and dietary supplements.
You can learn about the history of medicine, from the Middle Ages, where the plants were said to have magical powers to the medical science and research of today.
The gardens are divided into themes, in which you can see plants, known for their healing qualities. An example is "the garden for respiration and the circulatory system", where plants used for tuberculosis, asthma, etc. are found. The other gardens you can experience are "the garden for the urinary system and the genital passage" with plants known for making love potion, "the garden for digestion, metabolism and nutrition" and "the garden for the nervous system and musculoskeletal system".
The nature and mild climate of Langeland makes these gardens possible - and there are many local elements in the gardens, among others special, old, Langeland, apple trees, which can be seen in "the garden for digestion, metabolism and nutrition".
It is a place, where you can find peace and relaxation, but also where you can learn about what we eat, what the medical industry uses the plants for, and how science has come as far as it has today.
The tranquillity of the gardens is emphasized by different features. Beside the beautiful plants you will find a special scent garden in "the garden for respiration and the circulatory system", while there in "the garden for the nervous system and musculoskeletal system" is room for meditation.
The admission is free, but since the gardens are tended by volunteers a contribution of DKK 20 per person is very welcome.