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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
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/