Place    From 1973 

Chelsea Physic Garden

Originally established in 1673 as The Apothecaries Garden. The word ‘physic’ in this context means ‘healing’. In 1983 the garden became a registered charity and opened to the public for the first time. It is the oldest English rock garden devoted to alpine plants, and contains the largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and probably the most northernmost outdoor growing grapefruit tree.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Chelsea Physic Garden

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Chelsea Physic Garden

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea The Chelsea Physic Garden was establ...

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Sir John Sinclair

Sir John Sinclair

Founder and president of the first Board of Agriculture. Born Scotland into family of the Earls of Caithness. 1780 entered the House of Commons. Promoted a scientific and statistical approach to ag...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration, Science, Scotland

1 memorial
The Friends of Greenwich Park

The Friends of Greenwich Park

A charity dedicated to the conservation, improvement and enjoyment of Greenwich Park.

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Charles Bridgeman

Charles Bridgeman

Landscape gardener.  As Royal Gardener 1726-38, he laid out Kensington Gardens for Queen Caroline.  Apart from when he was staying away on the job, he lived from 1723 to  his death at what is now 5...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

3 memorials
Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis

Probably a gardener working for Tower Hamlets in the 1990s, who died young. Our colleague Andrew Behan had had a shot at identifying this man. While not conclusive we think this is probably correc...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Harold Nicolson

Harold Nicolson

Diplomat and politician. Born as Harold George Nicolson at the British legation, Tehran in what was then Persia. Joined the diplomatic service in 1909 and served in various posts. Entered parliamen...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Literature, Politics & Administration, Germany, Iran/Persia, Spain, Turkey

1 memorial