Ohio honors pharmacy history with medicinal garden

June 15, 2010

Named for Ohio pharmacy pioneer John Uri Lloyd, the Lloyd Medicinal Garden at the governor's residence in Columbus pays tribute to the history of the profession.

The garden will feature some of the medicinal plants Lloyd worked with, including echinacea, wild yam, goldenseal, rhubarb, and geranium. "Lloyd's innovative work with plants will serve as the inspiration for the medicinal addition to the governor's residence and Heritage Garden," said an OPA statement.

In early April, government executives and others held a ceremony to promote fund-raising efforts for the garden. Ohio's First Lady, Frances Strickland; former First Lady Hope Taft; OPA president Dale Bertke; American Pharmacists Association CEO and executive vice president Thomas Menighan; and other executives were on hand for the ceremony.