Herbula Wild Garden is a temporary garden-laboratory, an actual wild garden of native herbs and flowers accessible at MIND’s spaces and created as a meanwhile use (i.e. temporary use) of the Milan pilot for T-factor.
Herbula aims to enable the exploration of urban biodiversity through experimental and educational activities aimed at enhancing the knowledge, appreciation and care of local natural resources (flora and fauna).
Herbula’s activities will accompany the inhabitants of MIND, neighboring municipalities, and the city of Milan in the valorization of local natural resources, for example through activities dedicated to the recognition and conscious use of wild herbs and flowers, or to the discovery and protection of urban fauna.
Herbula can be visited through an experiential physical and digital path in which you will learn how to recognize herbs and wildflowers, how to use them consciously in your daily life, and what animals (large and small) live in the city with us.
You will be encouraged to reflect on the nature that lives close to us, its benefits and the importance of taking care of it.
The spaces dedicated to Herbula Temporary Wild Garden and its activities are accessible at MIND-Innovation District during public opening hours.
Arriving from Rho Fieramilano station or Cargo 6, you can reach Herbula on foot by walking down Decumanus Avenue (which you will find on the right side of the avenue) or by MIND Transfer shuttle (stop 3 “MIND Village).
Herbula Wild Garden is not only a physical and publicly visitable space at MIND!
From this page you can access a digital archive that collects information about the plant species you can find in the garden, how to use them in your daily life, and the animal present at MIND.
A collection of information on plant species, especially native herbs and flowers, which can be found at Herbula’s spaces.
A compendium of animals – small mammals, birds, amphibians, insects – that you can encounter in the city and, if you are lucky, inside MIND.
A list of recipes and preparations by which the plants and flowers found in Herbula can be transformed and processed for human uses, such as in cooking or personal care.