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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
Time to get Physic in Chelsea
A 'Secret Garden' founded in 1673
Location: 66 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HS
Description: Situated in the heart of London - the Chelsea Physic Garden - is a 'Secret Garden' and a centre of education, beauty and relaxation.
Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, it continues to research the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 species.
The garden promotes the study of botany in relation to medicine, known as the physic or healing arts. As the second oldest botanic garden in England it still fulfils the traditional functions of scientific research and plant conservation and undertakes to educate and inform.
One not to be missed - check the webby for visiting hours - http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/