A chef's favorite garden
Founded in 1673, the Chelsea Physic Garden was built with the purpose of training apothecary apprentices in identifying medicinal plants. Today, the garden, located near the Thames, is a favorite of chefs because of the many herb gardens. (And many plants that are not native to Britain can survive here - including the country's largest outdoor olive tree, a pineapple tree and pomegranate bushes - because of the warmer climate by the river.) Don't miss the art gallery either.