On Monday 6th June members of the Company enjoyed the opportunity of a private guided walking tour followed by lunch at Chelsea Physic Garden.
The Garden occupies four acres of land beside the River Thames. Established by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1673, in order to grow medicinal plants, this extraordinary London garden has had wide reaching impact around the world. The Apothecaries chose their riverside site to make the most of its warm air currents and provide a mooring for their barge, which assisted their plant finding expeditions.
Chelsea Physic Garden was a very special place to visit as we continue to celebrate our 350th anniversary – it too was founded in the 1670s, by a fellow livery company – and the ideal complement to our Court Dinner in Apothecaries’ Hall in May.