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A hidden garden gem
Chelsea Physic Garden
Open 1 April - 31 October
Founded in 1673 as the Apothecaries’ Garden to help train apprentices in the art of identifying plants, today the Chelsea Physic Garden is one of London’s great garden treasures.
Sheltering walls, proximity to the Thames and a south- facing aspect creates a mild microclimate - perfect conditions for contemplation and enjoying the display of 5,000 different plants.
This month, enjoy some special events at Chelsea Physic Garden, organised as part of the Chelsea Fringe.
Herbal and honey gin bar
May 28 - 29
To celebrate the opening of the new Garden of Medicinal Plants, The Gin Garden will ‘pop up’ in Chelsea Physic Garden to run a ‘herbal and honey’ gin bar for two evenings.
Choose from a selection of ‘tonics’ with drinks to promote energy and wellbeing or even boost your immune system. The herbs and plants used (seasonal, and locally sourced where possible) will be listed and the active compounds explained.
Bees Beside Us -
Until June 8
A response to the plight of the honeybee, whose population has dropped alarmingly in the past 20 years, the installation introduces a new type of beehive: “an urban living space designed from the perspective of the honeybee”.