Pharmacopoeia = a stock of medicinal plants.
There are plants and trees and grasses growing in the Berkley Botanical Gardens in interesting ways, in relative peace. Across the waters from San Francisco, the valley site hosts spirals of cacti, avenues of palms, and a grove dedicated entirely to Chinese medicinal plants.
Whoever paired up the Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley is a friend of ours. The patch is a result of six months planning (and planting) back in 1986 that pieced together a colorful puzzle: it remains the only U.S. medicinal garden arranged by function group.