Chelsea Physic Garden: free entry in December 2011

Miss Thrifty0 December 7, 2011

chelsea physic garden “The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries’ Garden, with the purpose of training apprentices in identifying plants.

“The location was chosen as the proximity to the river created a warmer microclimate allowing the survival of many non-native plants – such as the largest outdoor fruiting olive tree in Britain – and more importantly, to allow plants to survive harsh British winters.”

Chelsea Physic Garden is London’s oldest botanical garden. Entry is usually £8 per person, and the Garden is traditionally closed throughout December.

This year, however, the Garden is open from now until Friday 16 December – and it’s free to get in!

If you go, you can expect to enjoy exotic ferns and carnivorous plants in glasshouses, festive herbs growing outdoors… and mulled wine in the cafe.

December Opening Hours:

Thursday 8th – Friday 9th and Monday 12th – Friday 16th December.
10.00am to 4pm.

Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road
020 7349 6458

[Chelsea Physic Garden]

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