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  Chelsea Physic Garden - Sarah Maguire
Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of the Apothecaries of London.
Chelsea is a small garden - three-and-a-half acres (two hectares) - close to the Chelsea Embankment, which is one of the appealing aspects of working there as the poet in residence.
Chelsea, on the other hand, whilst undeniably ‘beautiful’ is unusual in that the visitor is always conscious this is a ‘working’ garden; that the plants are there not for pleasure (simply) but for their function.
www.poetrysociety.org.uk /places/maguire.htm   (937 words)

 Chelsea Physic Garden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chelsea Physic Garden was established as the Apothecaries’ Garden in London in 1673.
Its rock garden is the oldest English garden devoted to alpine plants.
Jealously guarded during the tenure of the Society of Apothecaries, in 1983 the Garden became a registered charity and was opened to the general public for the first time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chelsea_Physic_Garden   (389 words)

 Timely cures: a new pharmaceutical garden in an old one
During the 18th century, under the curatorship of Philip Miller, the garden became one of the best-known botanical gardens in Europe and was the centre of plant introductions from the parts of the world that were being discovered and colonised by the British.
Unfortunately, the garden became rather neglected by the Society of Apothecaries and in 1837 John Lindley, the praefectus horti (or director) strongly criticised the state of the medicinal plants, the lack of names and the fact that they were vastly outnumbered by non-medicinal species.
The physic garden is beautifully laid out and is very small, but containing over 6,000 species of plants, so it is a perfect place to spend one or two hours reflecting on both the historical and modern aspects of the value of plants to pharmacy in a tranquil corner of a busy part of London.
www.pjonline.com /Editorial/20000624/articles/physicgarden.html   (2238 words)

 Chelsea Physic Garden
The Apothecaries' Physic Garden at Chelsea was founded as an educational enterprise; it was also established in conjunction with the possession of the Society's first ceremonial barge.
In 1722 Sir Hans Sloane, who had purchased the Manor of Chelsea in 1713, conveyed the garden to the Apothecaries for £5 per annum, on condition that 50 new plants (in the form of dried specimens) grown in the Physic Garden were submitted to the Royal Society every year.
Chelsea Physic Garden, now an independent charity but with a representative of the Society on the Board, remains true to the principles of its foundation: the promotion and study of Botany through general education, scientific instruction and research.
www.apothecaries.org.uk /index.php?page=9   (505 words)

 London - The Chelsea Physic Garden
My friendship with the garden is based on no intimate acquaintance, for not to every one is it given to pass the iron gates that guard its fragrant stillness.
Perhaps it was the attraction of the Physic Garden that influenced the choice of the Huguenot market gardeners who settled in Chelsea when they were driven from their own country by the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685.
It is held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital once a year at the end of May or the beginning of June, when the delicate loveliness of the flowers attracts an immense number of garden lovers.
www.oldandsold.com /articles05/london2.shtml   (993 words)

 History of the Chelsea Physic Garden
The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries' Garden, with the purpose of training apprentices in identifying plants.
In fact the garden has always sought to achieve good communications with others working in the same field: by the 1700's it had initiated an international botanic garden seed exchange system, which continues to this day.
The Garden of World Medicine which is Britain's first garden of ethnobotany (or the study of the botany of different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples) is laid out together with a new Pharmaceutical Garden.
www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk /garden/index.html   (509 words)

 Chelsea Physic Garden, London - Whats On in London
The garden was founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries to help them study the healing effect of plants.
It is one of Europe's oldest botanical gardens and its 3.5 acres contain a garden showing the history of medicinal plants, an ethnobotanical garden of world medicine, one of the oldest rock gardens in Europe and an amazing selection of rare and exotic plants.
The garden is a plant-lover's paradise and its location ensures a warm micro-climate which enables a greater number of plants to grow than in most English gardens.
www.viewlondon.co.uk /whats_on_33882.html   (217 words)

At The Chelsea Physic Garden we have a cross disciplinary approach to interpreting the collection, through the visual and performing arts and the linking of horticulture and ecology with history and contemporary cultural studies.
The Cultural Botany Project at Chelsea Physic Garden seeks to document the plant based knowledge of this Diaspora, through the use of the botanic garden as a catalyst for discussion groups, to rebuild lost knowledge and strengthen bonds between generations.
Planting a garden area accessible to the community will be accompanied by written information in Arabic and English about the plants and the knowledge gathered about the uses.
www.bgci.org.uk /congress/congress_1998_cape/html/sanders.htm   (1123 words)

 Chelsea Physic Garden
Last year's group visited the Chelsea Physic Garden in the heart of London and provided us with a nice synopsis of the place.
My own impressions of the garden were set primarily by its history: I was in a garden that had been in continuous operation with the same general purpose for 327 years!
Above: Like Kew, the Chelsea Physic Garden has a few beds with plants arranged in taxonomic logic; that is, plants are grouped by family.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /ukstudy2000/postcard/chelsea.htm   (335 words)

 Hotels near Chelsea Physic Garden
Eden Park Plaza is a friendly hotel situated in Kensington and Chelsea in the heart of London....
Sloane Gardens is an elegant, peaceful tree-lined Victorian street in the very heart of prestigious Chelsea....
This garden is one of Europe's oldest botanic gardens and is the only one to retain the title 'Physic' after the old name for the healing arts....
www.activereservations.com /hotel/en/hotels-near-attractions/637.html   (301 words)

 Chelsea Physic Garden and places to stay nearby
The Chelsea Physic Garden is the second oldest botanical garden in Britain founded in 1673.
Many medicinal plants are grown as the Gardens are still involved with research work with herbal medicine.
The Chelsea Physic Garden is well worth a visit.
www.greatbritishgardens.co.uk /chelseaphysic.htm   (204 words)

 GARDENS OF KNOWLEDGE: An Exhibit of Books About Botanical Gardens, Chelsea Physic Garden
After Sir Hans Sloane purchased the manor of Chelsea, he deed the site in perpetuity to the Company, requiring that the Garden supply the Royal Society, of which he was a principal, with fifty good herbarium samples per year, up to a total of 2000 plants.
In this undertaking Elizabeth Blackwell received much encouragement from both the Royal College of Physicians and the Company of Apothecaries, and many of the drawings were based on specimens in the Chelsea Physic Garden, near her home.
The work was dedicated to Isaac Rand, whose index to the plants of the Chelsea garden is also exhibited in this section.
www.library.wisc.edu /libraries/SpecialCollections/gardens/sectionpages/chelsea.htm   (309 words)

 LRB | Peter Campbell : In the Physic Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Before 1983 the Chelsea Physic Garden was a secret place you glimpsed from the top of a bus passing along the Embankment.
In the Physic Garden, where an infinitely greater number of species are massed than you would find in any natural landscape, each plant, if you take time to look at it as an individual, asserts its character.
The Physic Garden is botanical not horticultural in its origins and spirit.
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 Chelsea Physic Garden, London - Whats On in London
Chelsea Physic Garden is one of London's great undiscovered secrets - a delightful isle of abundant planting tucked into the centre of the city.
The garden was founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries to help them study the healing effect of pla
It is a plant-lover's paradise and the location of the garden ensures a warm micro-climate which enables a greater number of plants to grow than in most English gardens.
www.viewlondon.co.uk /whats_on_8922.html   (235 words)

 Gardening Gifts
In it there is everything a good garden apron needs: pockets, a generous skirt to keep your clothing clean, and clips which will hold seed packs or your gloves.
It is the Chelsea logo, which you can see in the photo, as modeled by Ann.
As she is working in her garden and wishing for everything to hurry up and bloom, her apron reminds her that this wonderful garden was founded in 1673.
www.basketfullofengland.com /our_store.htm/gardening_gifts.htm   (488 words)

 Chelsea Physic Garden - London Attractions - Best London Hotels and London City Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries Garden, The Chelsea Physic Garden's aim is training apprentices in recognising the plants.
Located close to the river the Garden was alowed a warmer climate as many non-native plants - such as the largest outdoor fruiting olive tree in Britain couldn't survive harsh winters.
Chelsea Physic Garden welcomes people with disabilities; we advise you to telephone before a visit so that we may give you full details of access, and ensure that your visit will be safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
www.londonhotels4u.com /london_attractions.asp?att_id=59   (370 words)

 Vitamins and Mineral Supplements and Herbal Supplements for your Health
The Society of Apothecaries of London founded the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1673 to grow plants to educate their apprentices.
In the mid to late 18th century the Garden became the most important place in Europe (and possibly the world) for the introduction and study of new plants from the Americas, southern Europe, the East Indies, and the cape region of South Africa.
The Garden was faced with severe financial strains by 1890.
www.herbalgram.org /naturemade/herbclip/review.asp?i=42496   (588 words)

 Chelsea Garden
But to us, it means the Chelsea Physic Garden, a small (3.5 acres) but fascinating garden just down the street from the annual flower show.
The garden has a long history of searching out new plants, trading plants with other countries (they sent cotton seeds to found the staple crop of the new colony of Georgia in the late 1700's), and identifying, cultivating and classifying new species of plants.
Visiting the Chelsea Physic Garden is a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle of London.
www.basketfullofengland.com /newsletter_archives.htm   (921 words)

 The Tearoom at the Chelsea Physic Garden | Restaurant Review | London | Frommers.com
The garden encompasses a small area, crisscrossed with gravel paths and ringed with a high brick wall that shuts out the roaring traffic of Royal Hospital Road.
Founded in 1673 as a botanical education center, the Chelsea Physic Garden's list of successes includes the exportation of rubber from South America to Malaysia and tea from China to India.
Since the tearoom is second to the garden itself, don't expect the lavish pomp of some other teatime venues.
www.frommers.com /destinations/london/D51522.html   (287 words)

 Garden Rant: A Horticultural Don't-Miss: The Chelsea Physic Garden
It was fine by me; a garden's supposed to be a little past its prime this time of year.
The free tours are well worth it: no matter which tour guide you get, he or she is likely to be very funny in a very dry, British, horticulturalish sort of way.
But at a garden with a focus on education, one might want to give the visitors some "hands on" experience with compost.
www.gardenrant.com /my_weblog/2006/08/a_horticultural.html   (656 words)

 Chelsea Physic Garden - Discussion Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Nicholas Culpeper, one of Britain's pioneering apothecaries declared "The leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nation." The Chelsea Physic Garden, a stone's throw from the King's Road and Sloane Square is a perfect haven amid the bustle of the city.
She explained that the garden was only open to the public on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons.
Chelsea Physic Garden : A Green Oasis in Chelsea
www.dooyoo.co.uk /discussion/chelsea-physic-garden   (217 words)

 Chelsea Physic Garden Closed => Ranelagh Garden Tour
I jumped on a couple of buses and travelled for 40 minutes to find that the Chelsea Physic Garden is only open to the public on wednesday's and sundays.
I hope this is not a precursor for the Chelsea Flower Show proper, cameras simply don't work in the kind of water that fell out of the skies this afternoon.
In the end it was a good thing I didn't go to the physic garden.
forums.mooseyscountrygarden.com /garden307.html   (508 words)

 Chelsea Physic Garden- Venues.org.uk
Chelsea Physic Garden was established in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries as London's first botanical garden, built to provide medical students facilities to study plants used for healing and 'for the propagation and study of new species'.
The Garden offers a magical and sophisticated setting in the heart of London on a summer's evening.
This tranquil garden lends itself perfectly to receptions followed by a sumptuous dinner, buffet or barbecue.
www.venues.org.uk /profile_page.asp?VenueID=4262   (218 words)

 Ashlee House - chelsea physic garden, jardines botanicos, jardines de londres, chelsea, ruta por londres
When the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries founded the Chelsea Physic Garden (then known as Apothecaries’ Garden) in 1673 to train apprentices in identifying various species of plants, they did not know that their “Garden Club” would become London’s centre of education and relaxation.
It is home to the oldest garden devoted to alpine plants, and has the largest fruiting olive tree in all of Britain.
Some years later, Dr. Hans Sloane, a physician, purchased the adjacent Manor of Chelsea from Charles Cheyne, and leased the entire 4 acres to the Society of Apothecaries for a paltry sum of £5 a year in perpetuity.
www.ashleehouse.co.uk /SPA/guide_chelsea_physick_garden.aspx   (385 words)

 Gardensearch Directory > Gardens to Visit, London, UK
The second oldest botanic garden in England and covering 3.8 acres, the garden specialises in growing medicinal plants, particularly rare, endangered and tender plants.
Founded in 1977, the museum is the first in the world dedicated to the history of gardens and gardening, with a reproduction of a seventeenth century knot garden with historically authentic planting.
Landscaped by the architect John Nash, the 487 acres includes the Queen Mary's Rose Gardens and the restored Avenue Garden.
www.gardensearch.co.uk /gardens/south_london.htm   (429 words)

 After 300 years, London's Chelsea Physic Garden opens to the public Sunset - Find Articles
Traditionally reserved for scientists and horticulturists, the Chelsea Physic Garden--one of England's oldest botanic gardens--is now open to the public.
The Chelsea Physic Garden is open from 2 to 5 on Wednesdays and Sundays from April 22 to October 21, and every afternoon from noon to 5 during the Chelsea Flower Show (May 22 through 25).
The entrance is 2 blocks west of the show grounds, on Swan Walk between Royal Hospital Road and the Chelsea Embankment--a 15-minute taxi ride from Piccadilly Circus or a 10-minute walk from the Sloane Square Underground station.
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 Chelsea Physic Garden, an Attraction in Chelsea, London. Search for London Attractions.
Chelsea Physic Garden, an Attraction in Chelsea, London.
Founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries, Chelsea Physic Garden is one of Europe's oldest botanic gardens.
It's 3.5 acres contain a garden showing the history of medicinal plants, a Pharmaceutical Garden and an ethnobotanical Garden of World Medicine; one of the oldest rock gardens in Europe (1773); botanical order beds; glasshouses and many rare and tender plants.
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