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Chelsea Physic Garden

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The Chelsea Physic (for healing) Garden ⇒ was established in 1673 and is the second oldest botanic garden in the UK after the Oxford University Botanic Garden ⇒. The garden has approximately 5,000 plants including those with exotic scents. It is a very peaceful and pleasant walled garden hidden away in west London. 

There are some free tours upon entry but there is an entry fee and charges for the workshops, courses and special tours. Please see the website link above.

The easiest approach is by the 170 bus (bound for Roehampton) from Victoria Station to Chelsea Physic Garden. On alighting, just outside the gardens educational center, walk back a short way along the bus route to Swan Walk and the main entrance is little way down that road.  Map of the Garden ⇐.

The garden is next to the the Royal Hospital Chelsea ⇒ (home of the Chelsea Pensioners).

Chelsea Physic Gardens Views and Flowers

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In the Greenhouses

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Pelargonium Rosa


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Pelargonium Milfield Gem


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Pelargonium Bute


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Pelargonium Copthorne


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Around the Gardens and Outdoor Flowers

Chelsea Physic Garden Statue of Sir Hans Sloane

Statue of Sir Hans Sloane

Sir Hans Sloane ⇒

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Chelsea Physic Garden Flowers Helienthus Annuus Ring of Fire Sunflower

Helienthus Annuus – Ring of Fire Sunflower


Chelsea Physic Garden Flowers Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

19 responses

  1. Such beautiful photos!


    August 14, 2016 at 21:28

    • Thank you. They certainly have some well kept blooms. 🙂


      August 15, 2016 at 00:44

  2. What gorgeous shots.


    August 15, 2016 at 17:26

    • Thank you. One of the most peaceful places that I’ve visited and some flowers that I haven’t seen elsewhere. 🙂


      August 15, 2016 at 17:45

  3. What beautiful flowers!


    August 16, 2016 at 22:34

  4. Wow – gorgeous! Lovely shots.


    August 19, 2016 at 05:12

    • Thank you. Certainly an interesting place and the the aromas were a delight. 🙂


      August 19, 2016 at 20:24

  5. Nice! Before I moved to London this was somewhere I’d read about and wanted to go to, yet I still haven’t been! Shame on me… hopefully this might encourage me to get around to it!


    September 25, 2016 at 13:33

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    September 27, 2016 at 18:08

    • You are very welcome to share any post and thank you for your interest. 🙂


      September 27, 2016 at 19:37

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  8. Very beautiful Flowers… God’s such a great to create such beautiful things on earth.. Thanks almighty.. of Nature.
    Photos are beautifully clicked.


    November 29, 2016 at 09:31

  9. I came back to look at this one again. With 5,000 flowers in this amazing garden, it must have been difficult to choose which ones to photograph! 🙂


    July 21, 2017 at 23:16

    • I think it was towards the end of summer and not the full 5,000 and some are not flowering plants. Nevertheless a wide choice.

      Jut between you and I; I tend to choose the ones that don’t come out all fuzzy. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      July 22, 2017 at 15:32

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