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Chelsea Physic Garden

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Address: 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3, England
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Lovely small garden in any season

Our winter visit to see snow drops, hellebores, and narcissus was charming as ever. Of course this garden is beautiful later in the year, but there is beauty in the early part of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our winter visit to see snow drops, hellebores, and narcissus was charming as ever. Of course this garden is beautiful later in the year, but there is beauty in the early part of the season when there is not much to distract you from what is already springing up and contrasts to the spare stalks and last years dead foliage.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited last spring with our 2for1 Gardeners World cards. There were a reasonable number of flowers out - lots of tulips. Lots of plants were labelled. We went to a talk at which we learned a lot about the history of the site. Lots of information boards to read. Nice cafe. A bit out of the way if you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

After exploring the Chelsea Flower Show for hours, we left the Chelsea Flower Show on the Thames Embankment side, turned right at the exit and walked up the Chelsea Embankment to the Chelsea Physic Garden, which was originally operated by the Apothecaries and then bought and owned, along with all of Chelsea, by Hans Sloane for £5000. He then bequeathed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The garden is closed to the public this time of year apart from certain days including this weekend when the Xmas fair is taking place. The fair itself is pretty good with stalls selling various goods from chocolates to candles, decorations, clothes, jewellery, alcohol, cheeses...... This year you can also walk around the garden and even though it s Winter... More 

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Chelsphysicgdn, Public Relations Manager at Chelsea Physic Garden, responded to this review

Thanks so much - glad to hear you enjoyed the Fair and all the Garden has to offer at this time of year. We will be open for Festive Shopping from 29 November to 9 December 11am - 3pm - with free entry, the perfect way to enjoy the Garden in winter. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Located near to the Chelsea Pensioners home and the National Army Museum this secret garden in reputedly London's oldest and is a delightful sanctuary in Chelsea. The gardens are hundreds of years old and feature a fascinating range of medicinal, cosmetic and other plants that have humans have found useful over the ages, either to heal, to perfume, to wear... More 

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Chelsphysicgdn, Public Relations Manager at Chelsea Physic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! For 2017 the Garden, cafe and shop will be open from 28 January onwards, so we hope that more people will be able to enjoy the Garden outside of the summer months. Full details of our new opening hours can be found on our website... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this historic garden in late October and there were still beautiful plants throughout. The second oldest botanical garden in England has some particular sights: two huge ginkgo-biloba trees, a fantastic collection of medicinal plants, the largest grapefruit tree growing in the UK, a huge Bengal rose plant and many others. Don't miss a stop at the cafe for... More 

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Chelsphysicgdn, Public Relations Manager at Chelsea Physic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about your visit to the Garden. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I came here with my family and we spent a good few hours few just walking and getting lost in all of the scenery. I found the place very calming. We came by car and im not sure how easy it is to get to by bus or tube. I would come here again.

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Chelsphysicgdn, Public Relations Manager at Chelsea Physic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments! If you were to come by bus, the 170 bus stops right outside and Sloane Square (District and Circle lines) station is a short walk away. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Chelsea Physic Garden is located adjacent to the Royal Hospital in Chelsea and offers a scenic place to spend some outdoor time in the west end. Worth the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited the Chelsea Physic Garden, following a recommendation from a friend. September is perhaps not the best time to visit, but the guide, Joanna, is both knowledgeable and personable. There is a cafe which serves fresh homemade food at a good price. Unfortunately we had to leave early. Allow at least 3 or 4 hours to find all the delights... More 

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Chelsphysicgdn, Public Relations Manager at Chelsea Physic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about the Garden and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your guided tour. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A great way to spend an afternoon in a beautiful working garden. Plants from all over the world cultivated for their healing and working properties. Relaxing,educational, healing and just amazing. Visit the cafe for good desserts, loved the lemon pie. If you like gardening or have an interest in herbal remedies or just need a moment away from the hustle... More 

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Thank you for your kind comments about the Garden! More 

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