Chelsea Physic Garden: London’s oldest botanic garden is a beautiful oasis of living history in the heart of the capital, home to a unique collection of medicinal and rare plants. Used as a place to teach people about plants and the environment for more than 300 years, today it exists as a self-supporting charity with two main goals: to help children understand more about the environment, and to conserve a 'living history' of medicinal herbs and plant introductions. This four acre walled garden is a haven for rare and tender plants, and also has several glasshouses, the largest fruiting olive tree grown outside in Britain and the oldest rock garden in Europe made from rubble from the Tower of London. Particularly successful has been the Fortune Tank Pond, installed more than a hundred years ago by the famous collector of Chinese plants, Robert Fortune.
Information on Chelsea Physic Garden , 66 Royal Hospital Road , London
|Opening Times:||Apr to Oct, Tue to Fri 12:00-17:00. Sun & BH 12:00-18:00. 4 Jul to 5 Sep, Wed late night opening until 22:00 (last admission 20:30).|
|Admission:||Adult/ Senior £9.00, Child/Student £6.00, Friends Membership - Single £38.00, Joint £55.00.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome (2 children under 16 per adult. Please note we have poisonous plants, 2 deep ponds and bee hives, so children must be supervised at all times.)|
|Location:||Tube: Sloane Square then 10 mins walk. Rail: Victoria then 170 bus to Flood Street stop. Visitor entrance in Swan Walk.|
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