If you like gardens you will love the Chelsea Physic Garden. It is a gem hidden in Chelsea and close to the Thames . Founded by the Society of Apothecaries centuries ago, when the area was a boat ride outside London, the garden is a treasure trove of medicinal plants.
A tour of the garden with highly a informative guide is included in the admission price. I loved the raised pond - made of all sorts of historic bits and pieces - the mature trees, and the amazing collection of plants. The garden is not very large but it is densely planted and there is something of interest at every step. There is a peaceful cafe, which stretches out onto the lawn. Above the cafe there is an exhibition area and when I visited this had a most impressive collection of botanical paintings. They were unbelievably detailed and beautiful. The whole experience was both restful and informative.
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