Chelsea Physic Garden (Central London): haven for herbs

This garden is a bliss of latin gems, founded in 1673.  We went back for the second time as part of London Open Squares Weekend 2012 and are so glad we did.  About a quarter of the garden has recently been redesigned to show new plant approaches, whereas traditional areas remain, including the hot houses, specimen trees, water features and fernery.

I now have horse tails in my garden.

When you want a plant, if in doubt about remembering the name, take a pic of the tab.  This furry catmint-like plant is on the hit list of must haves.

I think the bark on this maple is delicious.

The new planting.

And the good old murderous plant section.

When visited: June 2012

Garden * out of 5: **** (because there are plants here I’ve never seen elsewhere)

Website: http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/

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