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Chelsea Physic Garden, London

Chelsea Physic Garden - London, United Kingdom
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Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road, London, United Kingdom SW3 4HSMap
Chelsea
+44 20 7349 6458
Neighborhood: Kensington/ Chelsea
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Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, this walled garden feels like a central London secret, and entering its gates is like stepping into another world. Its sturdy walls protect 3.5 acres of medicinal and rare plants and trees, including over 5,000 plant species. The local microclimate helps the plants flourish, and its natural treasures include Britain’s largest olive tree and a Judas tree. The rental for the land here still only costs £5—the amount was set in 1722.

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By Tara Abell | Posted 01/02/11
  Truly a hidden gem of London! Great place for a picnic or for a fun day with kids. You can check out more on the Chelsea Physic Gardens here: http://diary.thepurplepassport.com/london/sights-activities-london-cities/a-medicine-chest-in-the-flower-beds-at-chelsea-physic-gardens...   Read More
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Chelsea Physic Garden General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Thursday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Sloane Square
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