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Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants. Founded in 1673 it is one of London’s oldest botanic gardens and contains a unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants within its sheltering walls. This hidden gem is also a peaceful green oasis – enjoy a relaxing stroll, savour lunch or afternoon tea at the award winning Tangerine Dream Café then browse the unique garden gifts in the Book & Gift shop.
Our theme for 2016 is Captivating Scents: fresh, floral, foetid
There will be a range of scent themed events over the year and from May there will be scented displays in the Garden.
Download our scent trail to discover the scented surprises in the Garden (please note the displays will be at their best from mid-May onwards)
Planning your visit:
The Garden, cafe and shop are currently open Tuesdays-Fridays and Sundays, 11am – 6pm.
The Garden only is open on Mondays, 10am – 5pm.
We are located between Royal Hospital Road and the Thames Embankment, a 15 minute walk from Sloane Square tube station. The 170 bus stops right outside. For more information visit How to Find Us.
|£10.50||Adults (including senior citizens)|
|£6.95||Students, registered unemployed and children (5-15 years old)|
|FREE||children under 5 years|
*Price includes a voluntary donation. Tickets bought at the Garden, excluding the voluntary donation are: Adults £9.50
As an independent charity the Garden relies on visitors and the support of Friends, you can purchase your admission tickets at the gate or in advance here.
There are free guided tours available, or you can pick up an audio guide from the kiosk. The Companion to the Garden is available to purchase for £5.
For disabled access information click here.
- You are not permitted to bring alcohol into the Garden
- We do not have the facilities to store personal bags or luggage in the Garden.
The beehives are located near the Garden of Edible & Useful Plants and the bees provide delicious honey which we sell in the Garden. We ask all our visitors – particularly those with young children – to take great care when near the hives. If you suffer a severe reaction due to an insect sting, please tell a member of staff in the office who will call the emergency medical services.