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66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea,
Middlesex, SW3 4HS

020 7352 5646

0207 376 910

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
29th March - 31st October 2013: Tuesday to Friday 11am - 6pm Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 6pm
Special Openings
Wednesday Openings (including caf ) Wednesday 3rd July - Wednesday 4th September 11am - 10pm (last entry at 8.30pm)
Christmas Fair 2013
Saturday 30th November - Sunday 1st December 10am - 4pm
Festive Shopping Days/Winter Openings Tuesday 3rd December-Friday 13th December 10am - 4pm (excluding Sat 7th and Sun 8th)

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Group visits outside normal hours by appointment only. School groups welcome but please telephone in advance.

Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

£9 per person (inc OAP's) and £6 children 5-15 years/Students.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: No
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Guide dogs only. Wheelchairs via 66 Hospital Road. Guided tours booked in advance for groups. Lunches in CFS week only.

Garden Features & Events

London's earliest Botanic Garden.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

The Gallery, Queensberry Place, S. Kensington


Foxtrot Oscar, Chelsea Hospital Road Gordon Ramsay.

Inns & Pubs:

The Phene Arms,
Kings Head & Eight Bells, Chelsea Embankment
The Coopers Arms

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

Famous Botanic garden with two ponds, glasshouses, rare and tender plants, and the largest olive tree indoors in Britain. Historical walk shows a variety of plant species introduced by a succession of famous curators. The garden is three and a half acres in all, showing the history of medicinal plants, with world medicine beds and the oldest rock garden in Europe, dating from 1773.

History Of Garden

Founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries, it is one of the oldest botanic gardens and the only one to retain the title 'Physic' after the old name for the healing arts.

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