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Chelsea Physic Garden

Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants. This walled Garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful  Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants and it became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. Today, as an independent charity the Garden relies on the support of visitors and friends to help protect and nurture the Garden for future generations.

Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanical garden that is set behind walls on the bank of the Thames hence its reputation as London's Secret Garden.

Our address

Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road,

Useful information

  • Contact Hours: 1st April - 31st October: Tuesday, Wednesdays,Thursdays and Fridays: 12noon - 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays:12noon - 6.00pm July & August: Wednesdays:12noon - 10pm (last entrance 8.30pm)
  • Telephone: 020 7349 6458
  • Fax: 020 7376 3910
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How to find us