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History and Features
- 29 March 1933
- Kyoto Takeda Herbal Garden was established and basic research is begun.
- Development of new medicines from natural products and new hybrids of medicinal plants is begun after World War II.
- Due to the separation and relocation of the research division, reorganized as an institute designated for the functions of collecting, preserving, and cultivating herbal plants.
- October 2010
- Completed new structures for office work, study and training, and restarted its program of medicinal plant conservation and educational support as a Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation, Kyoto.
- More than 2,600 species including medicinal ones are under cultivation.
- Original plant sources of herbal medicine described in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia are cultured and garden areas serve as "Museum of living herbs".
- Kampo Gardens grow various herbs typically used in Kampo medicines and bring you something of the feeling of Kampo traditions.
- More than 560 hybrids included older hybrids from every corner of Japan are cultivated in the Camellia Garden.