If you haven’t heard of Chelsea Physic Gardens before that’s probably because it’s known by the locals as ‘The Secret Garden’.
I got the chance to explore the gardens recently whilst working on a wedding for Jam Jar Flowers. Whilst we were waiting to set the tables, Flora, Joe and I went on a walk around the gardens that are simply beautiful but not without purpose. Everything grown in the garden was used for medicinal use. With links to the Royal College of Physicians.
The garden has according to their website around 5,000 different varieties of medicinal, herbal and edible plants.
Open since 1673, hidden away by the Thames. The original river access allowed boats carrying plant species from around the world to be introduced to the British Isles via the garden, making the garden an important place from day one.
I highly recommend visiting the gardens they are open in Main season (30th March to 2nd November) Monday-Friday -11:00-18:00 with special late evenings in July and August. Check out their website for more details www.chelseaphysicgardens.co.uk
On my next blog I’ll be writing about my trip to Rebel Rebel’s house in Tuscany, Italy. Stay tuned.