Last updated on 20 July 09

Chelsea Physic Garden

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  • Summer, Chelsea Physic Garden Photograph ©
  • Chelsea Physic Garden Rick Phillips © Rick Phillips
  • Chels Photograph © Chelsea Physic Company
  • Chelsea Physic Garden, June 2011 Photograph ©
  • Sir Hans Sloane Statue, Chelsea Physic Garden Photograph ©

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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


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Plants of Note

largest olive growing outside in UK

Address - 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, Greater London, England, SW3 4HS
Opening times - 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.
Admission - Adult £8.00, Child £5.00 (under 5)
Website - Visit the Chelsea Physic Garden website

Designers and Influences

This garden has been designed and influenced by Philip Miller, John Tradescant

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Reviews and Comments

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  • over 4 years ago Björn said

    A real little nugget in Chelsea, next to the Thames


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