The Garden Landscape Guide

Chelsea Physic Garden

A seventeenth century enclosed garden. It was made, in 1673, as a garden in which to grow plants for medicinal purposes and, though it is still a botanical garden, has the appearance of an ornamental garden with regular walks. The garden's position near the Thames was chosen to allow non-native plants to grow in the warmer microclimate created by the river.

The Chelsea Physic Garden is on the London Gardens Walk and included in the eBook guide to the London Gardens Walk

History

see website www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

Plants of note

largest olive growing outside in UK

66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, Greater London, England, SW3 4HS

April to October, 12pm - 5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. ( late night openings every Wednesday in July and August. 12pm -8.30pm. Sundays, Bank Holidays and Good Friday, 12-6pm.

Adult £8.00, Child £5.00 (under 5)

Visit the Chelsea Physic Garden website

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Reviews

  • about 5 years by Björn 4 / 5

    A real little nugget in Chelsea, next to the Thames

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