Monday 16 April 2012

Chelsea Physic Garden

Situated in the heart of London, this 'Secret Garden' is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation. Chelsea Physic Garden was founded by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London in 1673 for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. Throughout the 1700s it was one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. It is London’s oldest botanic garden and a unique living museum. 

Picture of Hans Sloane's statue in the snow
Picture of a snowy path with benches
picture of cardoon and hops in late spring
picture of almond blossom
Picture of echiums flowering
Picture of Hans Sloane's statue through a plant bed
Picture of Nyssa leaves on the pond
Autumnal view of the  garden

Chelsea Physic Garden Public Opening Times are as follows:
Tuesday to Friday12pm - 5pm
Sunday/Bank Holidays
12pm - 6pm
Friends can enter the garden Monday to Friday (9.30am - 5pm) and Sundays/Bank Holidays (12pm - 6pm)