Chelsea Physic Garden, Chelsea, England
Record Id: 774
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Chelsea Physic Garden is a walled garden and has a warm micro-climate which allows the cultivation of exotic species, such as England's largest and oldest olive tree grown outside (not imported).
Brief history of site
The physic (or botanic) garden was founded in 1673 for the training of apothecaries' apprentices. By 1679 1200 different plants were recorded there. The garden survived several periods of neglect over the next 300 years. It is now run by the Management Council of the Chelsea Physic Garden Company, and opened to the public in 1983.
Address: Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HS
Greater London; Kensington and Chelsea
Historical County: Middlesex
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Nearest tube station - Sloane Square. District and Circle lines. Please see:
Opening contact details:
Telephone 020 7352 5646
Open April-October: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12-5pm
Sundays, Bank Holidays and Good Friday, 12-6pm.
Refreshments. Disabled visitors welcome, please telephone in advance for advice on facilities/access or see:
Form of site: physic garden
Purpose of site: physic garden
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Plant type/environment: physic garden
Site first created: 1673
Main period of development: Late 17th century
Site Size (Hectares): 2