Chelsea Physic Garden

Address: 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7352 5646

- Mid-range


Soothe the soul in a famous botanical garden.

There are three reasons to visit this small riverside walled garden tucked away in the well-heeled streets of Chelsea. Firstly, it is a delightful place to relax in, with beautiful flowers, a good restaurant (reserve in advance) and a small shop selling plants and gifts. Secondly, it has a rich history, having been founded in 1675 by the Society of Apothecaries for the study of medicinal plants. Finally, the enthusiastic staff - including many volunteers - bring the gardens to life with their knowledgeable comments. The the admission price also includes the use of a highly informative audioguide.

Value for money

Price advice

£8 adults and senior citizens,  £5 students, unemployed and children (5-15 years old). One adult may bring up to two children only.

Expert tips

Be sure to pick up the monthly 'Points of Interest' leaflet explaining what's currently in bloom.

The gardens are small and do get crowded, especially on a sunny day. Go early or late.

Recommended for

  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Relaxation
  • History
  • Nature / wildlife