The famous Chelsea Physic Garden reopens post-lockdown

July 03, 2020

The famous Chelsea Physic Garden reopens post-lockdown

The famous Chelsea Physic Garden reopens post-lockdown

Located right next to Cheyne Walk Residences, Chelsea Physic Garden is one of London’s most glorious green spaces, and now it has reopened to the British public.

Londoners can once again enjoy the city’s famous green sights, with some outdoor visitor attractions allowed to reopen as lockdown rules continue to lift.

Chelsea Physic Garden is open again and is truly one of the city’s hidden gems.

Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, this unique green space in the heart of Chelsea is best known for its collection of rare healing plants.

Nestled by the Thames in Royal Hospital Road, the garden features Europe’s oldest rockery, the Garden of Medicinal Plants and glasshouses with species from around the world.

What’s on for visitors?

There’s plenty to learn and enjoy in this garden full of edible and useful plants.

The World Woodland Garden section is split into three regions displaying 150 species used in medicine, clothing, food, shelter and for tools, from the Americas, Europe and East Asia.

Families can also take part in socially distanced events, including a garden safari, dinner with dinosaurs — a trail where children can discover the living fossils that dinosaurs ate — and Chocolate Tuesday — where all the family can learn about the history, geography and science of chocolate.

Most parts of Chelsea Physic Garden are open for visitors again although, in line with government rules, the glasshouses remain closed to the public for now.

Booking your visit to the Chelsea Physic Garden

All visitors to the Chelsea Physic Garden must now pre-book an allocated time slot, to ensure there are not too many in at one time.

General visitors and Friends of the garden can book a 30-minute time that suits them, but are encouraged not to spend more than 90 minutes inside the garden during their visit, to ease pressure on space so the garden can be enjoyed safely.

Now open between 11am and 4.30pm every day except for Saturdays, visitors can pre-book tickets and a time slot here, while Friends will be sent details of how to book their free slot.

More details on entry to the garden can be found here.

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