Schedule - Sat 12 Oct

Saturday, 12 October 2019

11.00am - 6.00pm

Open Day

Chelsea Physic Garden Open Day

The Chelsea Physic Garden is opening its doors free of charge exclusively for the Chelsea History Festival. Visit the oldest botanic garden in London, with around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible and useful plants.
Price: Free (booking not required)
Visitors exploring Chelsea Physic Garden

Description

Hidden in the heart of London, Chelsea Physic Garden is a peaceful oasis and centre for learning.

Founded by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London in 1673 for apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants, by the 18th century it was one of the world's most important centres of botany and plant exchange.

Highlights include Europe’s oldest rockery, the Garden of Medicinal Plants, and the World Woodland Garden, as well as a beautiful collection of glasshouses containing plants from around the world. Over time, the Garden has evolved, but it remains a place that cultivates plants and ideas.

Free tours of the garden will run throughout the day, leaving from the Sir Hans Sloane Statue.

Date & time

Saturday, 12 October 2019
11.00am - 6.00pm

Venue

Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4HS

Price

Standard: Free (booking not required)

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