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Chelsea Physic Garden
United Kingdom - London
Institution Code: CHEL
BGCI Member: Yes
Statue of Sir Hans Sloane, benefactor of Chelsea Physic Garden.
About the Chelsea Physic Garden
The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded by the Society of Apothecaries in 1673 in order to promote the study of botany in relation to medicine, then known as the "physic" or healing arts. As the second oldest botanic garden in England it still fulfills the traditional functions of scientific research and plant conservation and undertakes to educate and inform as well as to provide the amenity of a walled "secret" garden in the heart of London.
Telephone: 44 (0)20 7352 5646