Chelsea Physic Garden is London’s oldest botanical garden. Established by apothecaries in 1673 in order to grow plants for medicinal purposes, the Garden is still home to over 5,000 different plants today.
Located on the river due to the warm air currents from the Thames, you’d never know you were in central London when in this secretive, south-facing garden.
Tickets cost between £9.50 and £10.50 dependent on season, and entry for under 5’s is free. Chelsea Physic Garden is known globally for initiating the Index Seminum (Seed Exchange) in the 1700’s which is still in use worldwide today.