Situated in the heart of London, Chelsea Physic Garden has a
unique and varied collection of around 5000 different plants
representing the entire plant kingdom from annuals to forest trees,
all set in a delightful green urban oasis.
The Garden's mild microclimate allows many tender plants to
flourish and the collection includes the largest olive tree in
Britain, an ancient pomegranate and an outdoor grapefruit tree.
There are many rare and endangered species and a wide range of
medicinal, edible and useful plants. Themed beds include
pharmaceutical plants, perfumery, aromatherapy, textiles and
The oldest botanic garden in London, it was founded in 1673 by
the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for the purpose of training
apprentices in identifying plants. It subsequently became one of
the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the
This 'hidden gem' also has a renowned café and a book and gift
Admission: Adult £9.00 including guided tour or
Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday: 11.00 -
18.00, Sundays & Bank Holidays: 11.00 - 18.00
Closed: Mondays & Saturdays. Closed from
November to March each year.
Please see chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
for full details.
Visit Time: 2 hours
Telephone: 020 7352 5646.