Welcome to London’s Secret Garden

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.

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Planning your visit:

The Garden only is open Monday – Friday 10m-4pm (or dusk if earlier) – shop and cafe are closed.

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.


Price* Type
£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.


Please note:

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.