The History of Leith

April 20, 2012

Physic garden

A physic garden is a type of herb garden with medicinal plants. Botanical gardens developed from them. The garden in Oxford, founded by Henry Danvers, 1st Earl of Danby, with Jacob Bobart the Elder as Superintendent, dates to 1632. Begun in Westminster and later moved to Chelsea, the Apothecaries founded the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1673, of which Philip Miller, author of The Gardeners Dictionary, was the most notable Director. for more click here

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