Chelsea Physic Garden's Barrels

Near Chelsea embankment is a hidden gem of a garden that is hundreds of years old. Created over 400 years ago, Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest public garden in London.

Hidden behind tall brick walls with few signs to guide you there, the grounds are luscious, filled with plants & trees from all over the world. Walking around the garden is a wonderful experience, both uplifting & educational, not to mention tasty, if you visit the tempting little cafe.

Used oak barrels
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Attractive & creative uses of barrels, whether as planters, water features or rainwater butts.  Chelsea Physic Garden is a gorgeous spot to wander, to escape, to dream. It's full of the most wonderful raised beds, seating areas, greenhouses & walkways. You can find these elsewhere on the projects pages, under Public events.