Chelsea Physic Garden

Local nameChelsea Physic Garden
LocationLondon, UK

The Chelsea Physic Garden was established as the Apothecaries' Garden in London, England, in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries to grow plants to be used as medicines. This four acre physic garden, the term here referring to the science of healing, is among the oldest botanical gardens in Britain, after the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Its rock garden is the oldest in Europe devoted to alpine plants and Mediterranean plants. The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain is there, protected by the garden's heat-trapping high brick walls, along with what is doubtless the world's northernmost grapefruit growing outdoors. Jealously guarded during the tenure of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, the Garden became in 1983 a registered charity and was opened to the general public for the first time.

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Opening hours

Nov - Mar: Mon - Fri:
Garden open 9:30 am - 4 pm (or dusk)
Café, Shop: closed

Check the official website for further information.


Adults: £7.40
Concessions: £4.90
Children under 5: Free

Prices include a voluntary donation. Tickets can be bought at the Garden, excluding the voluntary donation.

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +44 20 7349 6458

Address 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS, UK

Coordinates 51°29'4.398" N -0°9'43.944" E

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